Flocabulary: Hip Hop Classroom

Flocabulary is one of my favorite sites. Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. It is full of educational hip-hop videos that teach standards-based skills and content while making learning fun. The interactive tools get creative juices flowing as students write and perform their own educational raps.

I expand the influence of Flocabulary to engage my students even further through projects such as writing and performing classroom-original hip-hop and rap about the current events the sixth graders are studying.

Flocabulary can be found at www.flocabulary.com




Molly Gus is a middle school English-Language Arts teacher at Scranton School, located near Tremont and Ohio City. She has taught in Cleveland for 19 years. Molly received her teaching degree from Cleveland State University with a focus on urban education. Her master’s degree is in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. Molly has a passion for teaching and a true love of learning. At Scranton, she is a resident educator mentor and serves as the No Place for Hate coordinator. In her spare time, Molly spends time skiing, swimming and traveling with her husband and two children.