Hi Karen,I know this can be frustrating for sure and I'm sure you're doing everything in your power to make sure the children receive a quality education. Thank you for all you do to serve our children and shape the young minds of the future.
I want you to think about your social media time. What do you find grabbing and keeping your attention? Are they videos that are fun, exciting, and quick-paced? Videos that convey the message in a timely manner? Do you scroll if something is too slow? Do you stop for more colorful videos? These are all things to keep in mind. We like to learn in exciting ways and more often times than not, our attention is held when things are fresh. Kids learn at an even faster rate than we do so under stimulation may be a big part of if possibly. I know I was under stimulated as a child and found myself with behavioral issues because I was bored and had already memorized the material that the teacher would go over for another four weeks or so. Maybe try a few different learning styles all in one lesson. Incorporate color, music, and movement into the lesson and see how it changes.
children love YouTube because it's all creative expression and art. If we, as teachers, can find a way to infuse their love of art into their education we will be winning for sure.
hope this helps!