As we think about the ways of knowing and being that our new century students embody and the way hip hop culture has permeated our every day lives, we must begin to think deeply and differently about how we teach, what we teach and why are we teaching it. And center our inquiry and practice on what are the students learning, how are they learning and what are the many ways they can show what they’ve learned. This is the blueprint to our master plan. We must stay centered in Paulo Freire’s ideology that education is for liberation and not for subjugation or indoctrination as Brother James Baldwin told us.
Our musical inspiration for this session was Eric B and Rakim’s Paid in Full:
Thinkin of a master plan ’cause ain’t nuthin but sweat inside my hand.