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.
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:
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