Aug. 21, 2020

Episode 14: Hip Hop in Education

Student engagement will be at the forefront of all educators’ minds this fall. In my experience, nothing engages students more than music and especially hip-hop—the music as well as the culture. Whether you are a fan of the genre or not, students have now been engaging with the five elements of hip-hop culture: Breakdancing, DJing, graffiti, emceeing, and beatboxing) for 47 years.In this episode, we speak with renowned hip-hop educator Ike Ramos, the director of district partnership at NearPod. Mr. Ramos, a former middle school principal, and coach have capitalized on his avid love for hip-hop by making it his career. He has written and performed educational W.R.A.P.s (Writing Rhymes with an Academic Purpose) on various TV shows, opened for mainstream artists, and even rapped at the United Nations World Peace Day.Copyright Chillhop Music - Chillhop Music - Chillhop Music -

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