The One Where They Learned Remotely.
As many Americans continue to stay home and practice social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus—more and more people online are doing their part in uplifting each other virtually.
On Wednesday, March 25, Christine Blizzard-Wrobel uploaded a video on YouTube of the Vorhees Middle School faculty and stuff putting their own spin on the Friends theme song “We’ll Be There For You” (originally by The Rembrandts) in an effort to both support and surprise their students during the pandemic.
“VMS. Episode 2020. The One Where They Learned Remotely,” begins the YouTube video made by the New Jersey school faculty and staff collectively from the comfort of their own homes.
“So no one told you life was gonna’ be this way,” sings one Vorhees Middle School teacher, kicking off the Friends theme song parody.
“My [tablet’s] a joke, it’s broke, and you just sit all day,” more teachers chime in. “It’s like you’re always doing homework here, when it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year.”
According to Education Week, schools were closed in 46 states, affecting at least 54.5 million students. While many schools are implementing online learning, it’s clearly a learning curve for some students.
And as more states are extending the time schools across the country remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, these New Jersey middle school teachers are hoping to support their students in any way they can—even if it has to be done with a Friends theme song remix.
“We’ll be there for you, so you’re there for me too,” more of the middle school staff sang in the video. “You’re still in bed at ten, school began at eight. You burned your breakfast so far—things are going great.”
“Coronavirus keeps us stuck inside, just eating cheese… and we’ll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour,” they continued to sing. “We miss you VMS students!”
To watch the full video courtesy of Voorhees Middle School, go here.
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