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WATCH: Teacher transforms into superheroes to motivate students

Over the past year, Tim Carr has taken his art class to a whole new level, superhero style.When he first started teaching virtually at the beginning of the pandemic, Carr said it was tough to get his students to show up. Now, they log on each day for a surprise: which superhero he’ll transform into that day.”I saw all the cosplayers and the transformations and I said, ‘You know what? My students will love this because some of the stuff was related to some of the things they like,” Carr told WCBS.Twenty costumes later, Carr also took his talent to TikTok. His efforts not only earned him hundreds of followers, but record attendance in his classes.Students who show up to his class get to see his superhero TikTok of the day and some students critique the videos as part of their assignments. The videos have inspired some students to dress up. Even the principal joined in. Charity Haygood, principal at Avon Elementary School, wore a Wonder Woman costume when she made a video to tell students they’d soon return for in-person instruction.”I want them to know this is your school and as I’m portraying the superhero, I’m here to protect the school until we all can come together,” Carr said. Check out all of Carr’s superhero videos here.

Over the past year, Tim Carr has taken his art class to a whole new level, superhero style.

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When he first started teaching virtually at the beginning of the pandemic, Carr said it was tough to get his students to show up.

Now, they log on each day for a surprise: which superhero he’ll transform into that day.

“I saw all the cosplayers and the transformations and I said, ‘You know what? My students will love this because some of the stuff was related to some of the things they like,” Carr told WCBS.

Twenty costumes later, Carr also took his talent to TikTok. His efforts not only earned him hundreds of followers, but record attendance in his classes.

Students who show up to his class get to see his superhero TikTok of the day and some students critique the videos as part of their assignments. The videos have inspired some students to dress up. Even the principal joined in.

Charity Haygood, principal at Avon Elementary School, wore a Wonder Woman costume when she made a video to tell students they’d soon return for in-person instruction.

“I want them to know this is your school and as I’m portraying the superhero, I’m here to protect the school until we all can come together,” Carr said.

Check out all of Carr’s superhero videos here.

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