Honing Student Self-Reflection & Confidence through Rap: Dr. Chris Emdin

“We don’t teach young folks how to exude confidence. We don’t teach young folks how to be vulnerable. We don’t teach them how to be able to deal with emotion. I think that this kind of lesson on how to rap gives the opportunity to teach students these skills that they need for navigating life.”
Watch Dr. Chris Emdin describe how rapping can help educators reach students often marginalized in the teaching/learning process.

A popular, insightful and entertaining speaker, Dr. Emdin is a professor at the University of Southern California, founder of the #HipHopEd movement, and author of The New York Times bestsellers, For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood… and the Rest of Ya’ll Too and Ratchedemic. He will present a plenary session at the At-Risk Students Conference in Orlando in March.

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