TikTok Teacher: High school math made fun via social media to engage students

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — When in-person learning was canceled for the remainder of the school year due to novel coronavirus concerns, Fulton High School math teacher Kimberly Callahan had to get creative to stay engaged with her students.

Before school was canceled, Callahan had heard her students talking about TikTok in the classroom. Once everyone was confined to their homes during the safer-at-home order in April, she decided to hop on the app. Since her students had inspired her join TikTok in the first place, she asked them what her first post should be. In early April, she posted a video doing a viral dance that received 200 likes. “They [her students] thought it was pretty funny,” said Callahan.

From there her content creation took off.

The “funny_math_teacher” now has over 30,000 followers on TikTok.

“I had no idea that people would want to watch a math teacher do random things to entertain her students,” says Callahan earning thousands of views on her posts, “but teachers are taking over the app I swear.”

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