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Aussie teacher shares her VERY creative trick for getting students’ attention – and a ‘life-changing’ hack that keeps kids learning

  • An Australian teacher has come up with a clever way to get students’ attention
  • Alexia sings the intro to the chorus of Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’
  • Her class of primary school kids then sing the next line back to her
  • Alexia said she uses the trick to get kids to take their seats each morning

A primary school teacher has come up with a clever way of getting her students’ attention before class starts in the morning.

Alexia, who teaches Year 4 at a school in Western Australia, sings the iconic introduction to the chorus of Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, then gets her class of nine and 10-year-old pupils to respond by singing the song’s title line back to her.

She captured the sweet moment in a video uploaded to TikTok, explaining she uses the trick to get children to take their seats each day.

Once the kids have settled, Alexia said she keeps the younger ones engaged in learning with a ‘life-changing’ hack – giving prizes of tiny toy animals known as ‘desk pets’.

Primary school teacher Alexia S. (pictured) has come up with a clever way of getting her students’ attention before class starts in the morning

Alexia (pictured) sings the iconic introduction to the chorus of Queen's 'Another One Bites the Dust', then gets her class of nine and 10-year-old pupils to respond with the song's title line

Alexia (pictured) sings the iconic introduction to the chorus of Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, then gets her class of nine and 10-year-old pupils to respond with the song’s title line

This approach is designed to motivate students to participate in class to win a ‘pet’ which they can keep on their desk.

Alexia uploaded a second video showing viewers the adorable paper ‘houses’ her pupils had made for their animals.

Her creative tricks, which have been viewed 240,000 times since they were shared online, drew positive responses.

‘Omg my son would love you,’ one mother wrote.

A teacher added: ‘Okay, I’m trying the song.’ 

Once the kids have settled, Alexia said she keeps them engaged in learning with her favourite teaching hack - giving prizes of tiny toy animals known as 'desk pets' (pictured)

This 'life-changing' approach is designed to motivate young students to participate in class to win a 'pet' which they can keep on their desk

Once the kids have settled, Alexia said she keeps them engaged in learning with her favourite teaching hack – giving prizes of tiny toy animals known as ‘desk pets’ (pictured)

Alexia's creative tricks have been viewed 240,000 times since they were shared online

Alexia’s creative tricks have been viewed 240,000 times since they were shared online

But others felt the desk pets would be too great a distraction for young kids.

‘I’m a teacher and I think it would drive me NUTS if they kept them on the desk. Maybe shelf pets?’ one woman wrote.

Alexia responded, saying she had already adopted that idea.

‘Not going to lie, it was too much clutter for my liking – shelf pets for 2021!’ she said.

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