In case there was ever a doubt as to just how much learning happens beyond classroom time, listen to this clip of Busta Rhymes. He, Jay-Z, and Biggie went to the same high school in downtown Brooklyn called Westinghouse. Imagine what those cyphers must have been like. And what we all might have learned if their creative genius had been welcomed into the classroom. Complement this video with these ones by Chris Emdin and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz on embracing students’ culture in classrooms.
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