Lunchroom Cypher Podcast
By HipHopEd Podcast Network
Lunchroom Cypher PodcastMar 30, 2021
S2, E8: Hip Hop & Mindfulness (ft. Chris [i.D.] Jeter)
Catch Chris on his socials listed below:
S2, E7: Turn Up Pedagogy - Hip Hop Dance in Elementary School Classrooms (Ft. Alexia Pendleton aka @TheDancerTeacher)
Please support Alexia across her social media!
All other websites: linktr.ee/thedancerteacher
S2, E6: A Summer Hip Hop Mixtape Camp (Ft. Dr. Raphael Travis Jr.)
This new episode of the lunchroom cypher was recorded live at Texas State University - San Marcos, where my colleague Dr. Raphael Travis and I were in the midst of facilitating our 4th annual Hip Hop Mixtape Camp. Together we reflected on the camp as it unfolded in real time, sharing how the integration of our respective therapeutic Hip Hop models offer important ingredients to support youth development. We also bump some Chance the Rapper and share practical tools from Mixtape Camp that educators may use! Happy listening!
Support Dr. Travis by checking out the links below!
IG & Twitter: @Raptjr
Cop his book: https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Power-Intersections-Ethnicity-Culture-ebook/dp/B018T63AY4
S2, E5: Hip Hop & Social and Emotional Learning (Ft. Jamila Sams)
S2, E4: Teaching. Learning, and Mental Health (Ft. Dr. Napoleon Wells)
On this episode of the Lunchroom Cypher, we bring back a Dr. Napoleon Wells for a conversation about mental health. While the initial plan was to discuss tools and strategies for teachers to process their own mental health concerns, after another long school year, it suddenly became necessary to also discuss the school shooting in Uvalde, TX. As always, Dr. Wells grounds us in a focus on mental health and wellness, for teachers and students, in addition to supporting our collective processing of this national tradegy. We bring in some new work from Kendrick Lamar as well. Thanks for listening.
Support Dr. Wells by checking out his IG and writings below!
S2, E3: "From Our Cell to Your Block" (Ft. The JMC 300 Unit)
The youth also elected to write their own description for this episode, see here:
"This episode features students producing a song and interviewing each other. Day to day real-life stories of the inmates of Kings County Juvenile Center. Real-life stories, it ain’t scripted."
S2, E2: Hip Hop & Comic Book Making (Ft. Dr. Mike Dando)
Support our guests by following them (links below).
Also check out his podcast, Comics School: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/comics-school/id1504101680
S2, E1: Normalizing Love in Classrooms (Ft. Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz & Vera Naputi)
Welcome back to Season 2 of the Lunchroom Cypher Podcast! We kick off this season on Valentine’s Day 2022 with a conversation about love in classrooms with the incredible Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz and Vera Naputi. This episode takes a deep dive into poems from Yolanda’s text, Love From the Vortex. We hear some poems from the book, learn about the ways Vera and students have integrated those poems into classrooms, and together break down quotes from students reacting to their time in the classroom. This episode is an important reminder about the importance of teachers broaching vulnerable and emotional conversations with youth to support their mental health in classrooms. Enjoy!
Support our guests by following them (links below), and please visit Yolanda’s website to purchase both Love From the Vortex and The Peace Chronicles!
Episode 12: Practicing Self-Care (Ft. Shauna Brown AKA @TeachForTheCulture
Episode 11: Hip-Hop Dance & Development (Ft. Aysha Upchurch)
Episode 10: Hip-Hop Literacies and Pedagogy in the English Classroom (Ft. Dr. Lauren Kelly)
Follow Lauren and her brilliance @djdutchesss
Episode 9: The Emcee & Producer Duo: Building Student Rapport (Ft. J Rawls and John Robinson)
Follow J Rawls @Jrawls82 and John Robinson @JohnRobinsonMusic, and catch their collaborative efforts @ItsJayAreYCP
Tap into their book and music at ItsJayAre.com
Episode 8: On Joy & Happyvism (ft. Justis Lopez & Ryan Parker)
In this episode, we are joined by two brilliant educators, Justis Lopez and Ryan Parker to discuss how hip-hop can be a vehicle for choosing joy. We discuss the nuances of their work, around an album and book called "Happyvism", which includes listening to and breaking down bars from some of their music.
Please check out and support Project Happyvism: https://www.projecthappyvism.com/
Also follow these brilliant people: @social_justis & @peaceloveparker on IG
Episode 7: Hip-Hop Meets Chess and Jiu Jitsu (Ft. Adisa Banjoko)
Adisa is also the host of the Bishop Chronicles Podcast, which you can catch here: www.bishopchronicles.com/
Also check his socials:
Episode 6: Narrative Work Through Hip-Hop & Coffee (ft. cxffeeblack)
Episode 5: Rap-Motional Wellness: Collaborations with Psychologists (Ft. Dr. Napoleon Wells)
Dr. Napoleon Wells:
Episode 4: “Who We Be”: DMX, Resilience, and Counseling on College Campuses
Episode 3: Hip-Hop Culture Across School Programing (Ft. Qiana Spellman)
Episode 2: Emotionally Freeing Classrooms (Ft. Dr. Chris Emdin)
In this episode we welcome Dr. Chris Emdin, Columbia Teachers College Professor, Author of the New York Times Best Seller “For While Folks Who Teach In The Hood: And The Rest of Y'all Too”, and the forthcoming text - “Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success”. Together we discuss how supporting student’s social and emotional development is the responsibility of all educators. We also breakdown a Loaded Lux Freestyle and share some practical next steps for educators.
Pre-order Ratchetdemic here: https://bit.ly/39Hyi5Z
Follow Chris on IG & Twitter @ChrisEmdin