If “give me a beat and high energy” were a person, it’d be me! I’m ShaQuina Stanley, author, podcast host and founder of Hip Hop Teaching, a platform where I blend hip-hop flava, culture, slang, and social media with education. Through my podcast, Urban Kidz Chronicles, I use unconventional, hip-hop-infused storytelling tactics to make learning fun for diverse elementary and middle school students.

With my curriculum, workshops, and resources I help parents and teachers challenge the norms of how children learn because those traditional learning tactics are just played out.

Studies prove that kids learn best when they have a voice in their own education. And with my fun and engaging teaching style, I’m giving educators and parents a way to spice up classroom instruction and give kids lessons they can relate to.