Professional Development

The Mask Workshop – Using Rhyming Couplets (Raps) to Aid in Critical Thinking About One’s Self and Class Material

Book this Program

The Mask Workshop – Using Rhyming Couplets (Raps) to Aid in Critical Thinking About One’s Self and Class Material

Jamaal—or “Mr. Root”—is a dedicated and versatile professional Hip Hop artist with more than a decade of experience facilitating workshops and live performances in the Mid-Atlantic region. By incorporating rapping, vocal percussion, and dynamic stage presence, Jamaal articulates his passionate appreciation for his artistry every time he teaches and performs. Jamaal was named the Mic-ology Spoken Word Slam Champion in 2007, and Young Audience Artist of the Year in 2016.

Mr. Root utilizes the art forms of rapping and beatboxing to differentiate and appeal to a variety of learners while maintaining the integrity of the curriculum in the Mask Workshop. This work PD will contain useful information that teachers can use immediately!

Goals:

-Professors will be more comfortable using rhyming couplets in lessons.

-Templates and step by step guidance will aid in applying to various subjects

*All workshops longer than 90 minutes include an on-site orientation meeting.