The Philosophy and Opinions of Bushido Garvey

The boom-bap analysis, reflection, and expression of an educator.

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Lesson Plan Artists: Are Teachers Creating Classic Hip-Hop Albums?

    When I first starting scrambling to learn how to be an effective teacher, I was wondering why all the toiling felt so appropriate, felt so promising, and felt so fruitful despite the fact that on average it took 30 mins before I constructed just one idea that may have contributed to an exceptional plan…

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Those Who Can, Teach; And Those Who Can, Must

I remember during my adolescence, my attention started to get more fixated on how higher learning institutions operated. While learning about college, I found it strange that teachers in college had other professional endeavors that aligned with what they taught in a classroom. Along with teaching a course/content to students, they were authors, performers, researchers,…

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Superintendent Gone, The Cycle Continues

So, our Superintendent is quitting.     Hearing the news wasn’t a surprise. City magazine, 13 Wham News, and the D & C have left enough breadcrumbs for us to assess the possibility of an early leave. Reports of him and the board incessantly butting heads have been pretty routine over the past year or…

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Welcome to The Terrordome!

I remember reading Chuck D’s autobiography Fight The Power, and finding out that the terrordome in Public Enemy’s rebellion-encouraging song “Welcome to the Terrordome” was supposed to symbolize the energy and environment of the 1990s. I’m not sure if he would agree with me, but I would argue that this terrordome filled with D’evils (Reasonable Doubt reference) and…

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