TeachRock Teacher, Jamie Warner, Is Named Teacher Of The Year by Orange Avenue School in Cranford, NJ

CLICK HERE to donate to TeachRock.org and support the creation of FREE educational materials. Donate $10 or more and you could receive a guitar signed by Stevie Van Zandt! Orange Avenue School (OAS) has announced that Jamie Warner has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. Ms. Warner is a social studies teacher at Orange Avenue School. The environment that she creates in her classroom …

Hard Truths

We begin with a hard truth: In the United States, Black people are two and a half times more likely to be killed by the police than their white counterparts. Darnella Frazier, who is 17 years old, filmed the graphic video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck as he cried out “I can’t breathe.” George …

Brookyln Teacher Creates the ABC’s of Famous African American Musicians

Trying to find inventive ways to keep your students enticed can be difficult, but this NY teacher created the ultimate activity for his students to learn some of music’s most iconic African American artists. Long time friend of TeachRock, Mr. Will Mosley, from PS 149 Danny Kaye in Brooklyn, NY created the ABC’s of famous African American musicians. From A …

Watch Little Steven Mentor Student Songwriters LIVE on Zoom (VIDEO)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF STEVIE VAN ZANDT MENTORING SONGWRITER STUDENTS OF STUYVESANT HIGHSCHOOL Stay Tuned for a full version of the Master Session… ——— CLICK HERE to donate to TeachRock.org and support the creation of FREE educational materials. Donate $10 or more and you could receive a guitar signed by Stevie Van Zandt! Steven Van Zandt Rocks the First …

Get Your Fill of Hip Hop-themed Lessons with TeachRock

CLICK HERE to donate to TeachRock.org and support the creation of FREE educational materials. Donate $10 or more and you could receive a guitar signed by Stevie Van Zandt! TeachRock does not just offer lessons about Rock & Roll; we use all genres of music to teach, including Hip Hop. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has joined forces with TeachRock …

Join Us for a Worldwide Day of Gratitude Singalong Celebration!

This crazy time has drawn our collective attention to just how much we lean on the diverse swath of Americans we’ve come to call “essential workers.” On this Worldwide Day of Gratitude we’ve published a Bill Withers-inspired lesson plan at Teachrock.org that will keep their legacies in school forever, and we’ve joined forces with the Rock Hall, the Grammy Museum, …

New York Edge partners with TeachRock

New York Edge partners with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation to provide NYC students with enrichment programming amid Coronavirus school closures New York, NY – April 2, 2020 – New York City public school students from New York Edge – the largest provider of afterschool programming in the City – will now have access to free afterschool …

Kate Bush at the Cusp of the Digital Music Revolution

Ben Dumbauld, TeachRock Director of Content Were I to retreat somewhere for a year to write a book on music, I would most likely emerge with a detailed account of the British music scene in the late 70s and early 80s. I’ve always been fascinated by that moment in history, when burgeoning digital technology opened up a space of seemingly …

The Origins of Black History Month

Imani Wilson, Artist and Curriculum Development Strategist In 1926, Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in the second week of February. The historian’s goal was to further enshrine the Black communities’ ongoing observations of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and Frederick Douglass (February 14th). By 1929, Woodson reported that the Departments of Education in states with significant …

TeachRock 2020: Looking Forward

Happy New Year! We at TeachRock hope you had a moment to rest, relax, and prepare for the New Year. We’ve been doing preparing as well, and are excited to give you a glimpse of what’s in store at TeachRock in the coming year. More Educational Resources In 2019, we launched Trace it Back, which connects today’s most popular artists …