Rap seems to be good way to reach students who would otherwise be disengaged from lessons during school. One first-year Chicago teacher has embraced hip-hop as a means to welcome his new 4th grade students back to a new year of school. According to the description:
Instead of sending out the boring, old, “Welcome Back” newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for his 4th grade students, and recorded a music video to go along with it! The song and video emphasize the reality that hard work is a must, but that school and learning can certainly be fun!