Youth congregate in Lunchroom Cyphers because it’s a space within a school where students can be themselves. Reading this as a call to action from students, this podcast explores how school counselors collaborate with all other educators to create a school ecosystem that uses hip-hop based counseling practices to support students' social/emotional, academic, and career development.
This episode features one of the dopest school counselors in game, future Dr. Qiana Spellman. Qiana takes us through the various ways hip-hop has informed her work, from teaching elective classes to constructing school studios. As usual we close out with breaking down some bars from Big Sean and share tangible tools for educators to use.
In this episode we welcome Dr. Chris Emdin, Columbia Teachers College Professor, Author of the New York Times Best Seller “For While Folks Who Teach In The Hood: And The Rest of Y'all Too”, and the forthcoming text - “Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success”. Together we discuss how supporting student’s social and emotional development is the responsibility of all educators. We also breakdown a Loaded Lux Freestyle and share some practical next steps for educators.
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Welcome to The Lunchroom Cypher, a podcast discussing how hip-hop can support student development in schools. In this episode Dr. Ian P. Levy (Host) and Ja-Quan Greene (educator) discuss the co-creation of a hip-hop and school counseling program at a NYC high school, break down some bars, and offer practical steps for all educators.