Garden Springs Elementary teacher wears costumes during online lessons

Posted at 5:47 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 14:01:27-04

LEX 18 — With the virtual school year winding down teachers are trying to figure out how to keep their students engaged, and Garden Springs Elementary teacher, Shad Lacefield, may just have cracked the code.

The fourth grade teacher dresses up as different characters, from Batman to a mad scientist, during his online lessons.

"I want them [students] to feel like I'm doing something special for them, and I think that any time you make a kid feel special they're more inclined to be involved, be invested," Lacefield said.

Lacefield said that by dressing up, he's trying to make his students smile at a time when it may be hard to do so for some.

"I want the kids to feel like we care, to be able to feel like that was tough, but our teachers helped us get through that tough time," Shadfield said.

He said he plans to keep dressing up as various characters until the end of the school year. As for next week's characters, he said he is choosing a theme. The specifics, though, are top secret