True to his Grammar – Dizzee Rascal

dizzee rascal

Big version here

Probably not much use to U.S.A. teachers but I was listening to a song by Dizzee Rascal (he’s big in the UK – I swear). The phrase “true to his grammar” was too good to resist and there were some great high resolution shots out there. So, once again you get a classroom related rap/English poster.

Remember the whole point is to find interests you and your students share and then leverag them to the hilt. Despite growing up in Alabama, I like rap, always have. If you don’t like rap and you try to fake it things will go very, very badly. This is true of most things in life and in teaching. Faking = bad. (that’s the condensed wisdom of this comment thread)

If rap, or strange UK rap, isn’t for you (or your students) find out what will work for them and you. Then come up with ways to use it. This comes from a guy who used to dress up like a ninja to discuss backing up computers. Strange things work but only if you’re really behind them. Take a risk but make it one you believe in.

On another note- go vote dy/dat for best individual blog and best new blog. If you aren’t reading him, I suggest you start.

Comments on this post

  1. leah said on January 26, 2010 at 7:45 am

    you are a cool singer and send me a poster to engaland basingstoke 26 trench mead gardens rg249st my number is 07500721522

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