Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The Capstone Project discussed the use of popular culture and using the terms to improve a teacher’s Teacher-Student Relationship. The participants for the Capstone Project included 12 third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade teachers in a public elementary school located in California’s Monterey County. The writer conducted a professional workshop with the aforementioned elementary school teachers. The workshop introduced a total of 25 popular culture terms for the teachers to use to improve their Teacher-Student Relationship. The writer emphasized as casual use of these terms in an effort to foster a genuine Teacher-Student Relationship. After the workshop, a follow-up survey was sent out to record positive changes in the teachers Teacher-Student Relationship. This Capstone Project connects to the writer’s career path because he can conduct professional development workshops for his future colleges. It also shows the writer that teaching can connect a child’s world.