Tag Archives: learning

Updates: Hamilton Curriculum, SXSW edu, & My First Book

Hey all, I haven’t written in while, but that’s only because I’m working on some EXTRA dope projects that I’ll be sharing with you shortly! For now, here’s a few updates on recent, current, and future projects.

Hip-Hop Education Featured Panel at SXSW edu in Austin, TX

If you’re anywhere near Austin, Texas, come check me out next week at the SXSWedu Festival at the Austin Convention Center. I’ll be speaking on one of the Featured Panels, in collaboration with Urban Arts Partnership, to discuss hip-hop education, youth, and school culture. Our Featured Panel, titled “Can Hip Hop Save Us? Youth & […]

Never-Before-Seen Footage of Kendrick Lamar Speaking w/ Students in my Classroom

In honor of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy awards and performance last night, I decided to release some never-before-seen footage of Kendrick speaking with students in my classroom. Highlights include Kendrick talking about his first grade teacher encouraging him to be a writer after hearing him use the word “audacity” correctly in a sentence. He also tells […]

How I Survived The First Few Years of Teaching and Didn’t Burn Out

Earlier this week, a close friend and fellow teacher posted about her very, very long day at work. When she got home that evening it was far from over because she had lesson plans to finish, grades to submit, parents to call, and probably tears to cry. I could literally feel her pain because my […]

Upcoming Hip-Hop Education Workshop in NYC on Thursday 10/15

Hey all, I’m doing a hip-hop education workshop in New York City next Thursday, October 15 at Spreadhouse Coffee on the Lower East Side. This workshop was supposed to take place in the summer, but it was moved to this fall date due to venue issues. Spreadhouse Coffee is located on Suffolk St. between Rivington and Delancey. I […]