#HipHopEd, Teaching, & Kendrick Lamar w/ Brian Mooney

April 27, 2017

Educator, author, and scholar, Brian Mooney comes through to discuss #HipHopEd in the areas of literacy & mental health and what it was like when Kendrick Lamar reached out to visit Brian's classroom and the media frenzy that ensued.

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We also discuss comprehensive vs. surface-level uses of hip-hop in education, the Nas song Brian uses in the classroom to teach personification, the innovative uses of #HipHopEd in STEM, why Jay-Z has more in common with The Great Gatsby than we think, and Brian's top 3 novels and favorite hip-hop album.

Brian's Students' Work on Kendrick & Morrison:

https://bemoons.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/why-i-dropped-everything-and-started-teaching-kendrick-lamars-new-album/

https://bemoons.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/part-2-high-school-students-write-essays-on-kendrick-lamars-album-to-pimp-a-butterfly/

NPR Coverage: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/06/13/413966099/a-visit-from-kendrick-lamar-best-day-of-school-ever 

Jay Z or Great Gatsby Quiz: https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=ntcwmjkx

Music Produced by SAVAGE

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