From yesterday’s Dallas Morning News:
Scot Pankey is the theater teacher at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School — and the co-star and director of the video you’ll find below, in which Pankey and his students dance ’round the Stag Road school to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” If you haven’t seen it yet, you will. “I heard the song before Christmas and fell in love with it,” he says. “We are a project-based school — there are only two in the Metroplex — and that means you give the students a project, put them in teams, and they have to come up with solutions. They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned.” He decided to make this their first project of the new year. And he told his students — from six different theater classes — that he’d do it with them … if they’d let him. Count Bruno Mars among those viewers. His reaction, via Facebook: “I cried at the end. I’m still a thug though. Thank you to everyone involved in making this video.”
6M views in four days. The teacher is adorable.