Hallie Wells Hip Hop Teacher Drops Third Rap for Students

As students transition to online learning due to the COVID-19 health crisis, one teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School is sharing weekly messages with his students by rapping.

Michael Doggett is an English teacher at the Clarksburg school, and is the creator of the Hallie Wells Hip Hop program.

Doggett uses rapping to express himself and share encouraging words with students. He posted his third rap on Sunday night on Twitter, sharing ideas and videos from his students and rapping about ways to stay busy during the quarantine.

The content is inspired by HipHopEd, “a nonprofit educational organization that works towards empowering students by utilizing youth culture.” HipHopEd works to educate teachers on the ways that using youth culture, specifically hip hop and rapping, can help engage typically underserved communities.


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About Grace Mottley

Grace Mottley was a spring 2020 intern for Montgomery Community Media. At the time, she was studying at the University of Maryland, where she is majoring in multi-platform journalism.


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