I am learning a lot about hip hop culture. It's not a culture I've put a lot of time into investigating, participating or understanding. I feel like I need a hip hop 101 course to fill me on on it's history and cultural importance.
In my role as TL this year I'm realizing I don't know what I don't know. Hip hop culture is near the top of that list, as are issues around truth and reconciliation in Canada. I am actively reading books I would never have picked up in previous years (This is Not a Test included).
I have been trying to teach my students the best I can. I have had a lack of understanding the culture they come from therefore it has been missing from the classroom. I am learning about my place of privilege in society and the importance of expanding my understanding of socio-economic factors on students lives.