Sometimes, you just have to wing it.
Or go for it. Even if it’s a wacky idea.
Like, a couple weeks ago, when our local weather person was going to be out of school & we didn’t have a quick replacement – what to do? Another #MHTVNews crew member was at home with a broken wrist & we were facetiming her in the studio before the show when the 7th grader Payton who started the facetime call, had the wild idea to put Kasey (our injured wing friend) on the TV show on using the phone! Brilliant!
But would it work? Payton took a picture of the weather script & sent it to her — I was busily trying to share it with her via GSuite – Payton won. And we tested the volume through the whole school. The rest of the school wasn’t so happy about that! (the morning bell hadn’t rung yet, simmer down folks!) LOL
But here’s how it came out — I invite you to play the short video below.
It wasn’t perfect, we wish we had used the set up as pictured above, just putting the tripod down on the weather desk – but it was a hoot and the feedback from our audience (the kids in the classrooms) was that the other kids really perked up and took notice!
I’m getting older, going to retire in 3 or 4 years, I’m not crotchety quite yet, but I hope I never get too old to try a last minute wacky fun idea that a kid has with “all in” attitude and wild abandon.
More TV Studio cuteness from Instagram. Follow me & our kids and the awesome that goes on every day at our school on Instagram at @TheDaringLibrarian
Thanksgiving Headband Cuteness
And finally, another cool idea that Payton had, do an ASMR show.
Your turn! What wild & wacky ideas have you tried in your TV
Studio, School Library, or Classroom? Do you ever try things with kiddos
and say “this might now work, but let’s try it anyway?” Having that
kind of (dare I say Daring?) chutzpah or embracing the fail attitude in
front of the kiddos is a good thing! It’s OK to fail!
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Getting started in a TV Studio program at a young age put me on the path to success. Being able to get your hands dirty and experience all aspects of journalism (onair, producing, etc) helped me decide my career and put me steps ahead of others. I am so thankful for the #MHTVNews https://t.co/6gTfk1A8JF
— Julie Morse (@_juliemorse) September 17, 2018