Tag Archives: critical pedagogy

10 Tips for Teaching Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Poetry

Be yourself. If hip-hop isn’t your thing, don’t sweat it. Better to “keep it real” and be yourself. In other words, keep it authentic. Find connections to your students that are meaningful to you – but don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. If you love classic poetry, boom – spoken word […]

Update: Venue Change for #HipHopEd Workshop on Thursday 8/6

Hey all, There was an issue with the original venue that was scheduled to host my workshop next week on Thursday 8/6. The new location is Spreadhouse Coffee on the Lower East Side. It’s on Suffolk St. between Rivington and Delancey – and I’m told it’s an even better space. I hope you’ll still join […]

Part 2: High School Students Write Essays on Kendrick Lamar’s album, To Pimp A Butterfly

“Over 40 years, we’ve made changes in this country, but did we make a change in the heart of the individual?” – Jalen (9th grade) Since my last post about teaching Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp A Butterfly (2015) in the high school classroom, many people from around the world, including educators and music fans […]