Thursday, January 7, 2010

MC Lyte Called It

Many of you know already that when I teach I use music and various dynamic forms of artwork. One of the many examples I use is from Hip-Hop culture. I wanted to let folks realize that this new strategy to utilize the genre and culture in the classroom was foreseen by female rapper MC Lyte. It's not "new" or on the "vanguard" to use the genre or culture in the classroom. What is "new" or on the "vanguard" is HOW the material is used, what is it used to discuss, how are those discussions facilitated?

Here's proof that MC Lyte saw her craft as reaching students (you'll see it at the 3:15 mark)

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