Are You a SKULE Teacher?

Why SKULE    Work With Us

Are You a SKULE Teacher?

Why SKULE    Work With Us

About

SKULE.org is 501(c)(3) educational non-profit with a mission, and acronym, to Spread Knowledge Using Lyrics & Entertainment. We are a community of teachers, music artists, visual artists, and students who all have a common goal: Make Learning Fun. If you are a teacher or administrator and would like us to come to your school, either for an assembly performance or to make a video with your students and staff, please fill out the form on our partnerships page and we will get in touch with you! We are a group of selfless go-getters who will do whatever it takes to make sure your students get to have fun and learn! You can always email info@skule.org directly if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas!

Why We Do What We Do

There are many things competing for a kid’s attention. Our goal is to make learning so compelling that it “wins” the competition. This will eventually foster a natural sense of curiosity and inclination for students to view learning as a “fun” task – just like watching a movie or listening to music. The results would not just be an immediate boost in student outcomes, but a longer term mindset change. We strive for a society where adults value lifelong learning and have a thirst for knowledge.

SKULE.org is an extension of MC SKULE‘s earlier work in combining music with learning. It is run by a dedicated team committed to helping students learn. Check out the team biographies in the section below!

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The Team

MC SKULE

MC SKULE

Executive Director
Email: mc@skule.org

An “Educational Rapper” who loves Chuck E Cheese too much, Rohen Shah decided to dedicate himself to #MakeLearningFun after creating a few viral educational rap songs as MC SKULE. Prior experiences also include managing a national tutoring company (Far From Standard) and starting his own Ed Tech company (DiagKNOWstics). He has also taught middle school math in Detroit. Through SKULE.org he continues making more educational rap songs. He performs these songs along with IV Green at schools around the country, helping other teachers integrate music into their own classrooms.

Amber Koch

Amber Koch

Creative Director
Email: amber@skule.org

A “former class clown” who loves art and fashion, Amber Koch decided to dedicate herself to #MakeLearningFun after she realized she’s basically just a really tall kid being obsessed with unicorns and pizza. She loves to learn and has her Bachelor’s degree in Radiation Therapy. She also developed the I.V. Green character, aiming to help kids learn about environmental issues and science. (trivia: IV stands for “Inspirational Voice”). She leads SKULE.org’s Gifts that Lifts segment, and manages our social media.

Ashley Wiseman

Ashley Wiseman

Public Relations Director
Email: ashley@skule.org

A social justice educator at the University of Michigan and Albus Dumbledore’s biggest fan, Ashley decided to dedicate herself to #MakeLearningFun to instill a love of learning in students before they reach college. She enjoys working with MC SKULE and the team to help kids of all backgrounds embrace learning as a lifelong passion and improve the world around them. Ashley coordinates public relations and outreach efforts for SKULE.org to help inspire as many kids, teachers, and community members as possible.

Michael Dante

Michael Dante

Music Director
Email: michael@skule.org

A 28-year-old who could pass as a kid when he fully shaves, Michael Dante decided to dedicate himself to #MakeLearningFun after being thoroughly impressed with MC SKULE‘s Beyond Average and 99 Math Problems. He studied mathematics while at university. Dante currently lives in Porltand, OR where he is the singer, guitarist, and chief songwriter of the punk/jazz band Libido Cornucopia. Dante lends his percussive and sound engineering talents to help SKULE.org fulfill its mission.

Drake Whelton

Drake Whelton

Video Director
Email: drake@skule.org

A visual mastermind, Drake Whelton decided to dedicate himself to #MakeLearningFun after directing 99 Math Problems. He is passionate about combining his left and right brain to make creative videos in an efficient way. Prior experience includes being the founder of White Knuckle Films, and a videographer for the Saginaw Spirits.

Our Songs

Here are the music videos released by SKULE.org in order to teach students!

Come On And Read With Me!

Made with Crissman Elementary, this parody of “Shut Up and Dance With Me!” encourages students to read.  Fiction or non-fiction, reading makes us better people. Readers are Leaders!  Starring MC SKULE, Anna Hilliard, and IV Green. Creative Direction by Laura Hamrick. Videography byDrake Whelton. Music Production by Michael Dante. Mixing and Mastering byChuck Alkazian.

 

Lucky For Math, That’s What I Like!

This Bruno Mars parody to “That’s What I Like” was made by Inspirational Educator Mr. Shah (aka “MC SKULE”)’s middle school math class at Voyageur Academy. It teaches about “Equations”, and how to solve them! Instrumental Track from Bruno Mar’s Original Song. Recording and Videography by Joe Vercellino of Voyageur Academy. Student singer: Maram Aljahmi

"Lucky For Math That's What I Like" – Official Music Video

Since my middle school students kept singing Bruno Mars's "That's What I Like" in class, I decided we would make a math parody song to that. Hope you enjoy – the kids really had fun making the video (and hopefully learned a little about equations) :). Thanks to Voyageur Academy's Music Teacher Joe Vercellino for recording the audio and filming the music video!YouTube Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSbzceePhEY #Detroit #BrunoMars #ThatsWhatILike #Equations

Posted by MC SKULE on Saturday, June 3, 2017

 

99 Math Problems

This “Jay Z Parody” song, 99 Math Problems, by MC SKULE, Anna Hilliard, and IV Green, teaches students that anyone can be good at math if they put their mind (and some pie) to it. Tthe song was featured in NBC’s Local 4 News in Detroit! The song has received nearly half a million views on Facebook. It was featured on the homepage of the National Tutoring Association, and the Michigan Daily wrote an article about it. It is available here for a free download, or to support the cause in the process, you can buy it on iTunes for 99 cents (Get it, 99? coincidence? I think not!). Directed by Drake Whelton, Mixed and Mastered by Chuck Alkazian

Beyond Average

Here is MC SKULE‘s debut music video, Beyond Average. The song was released before SKULE.org was formed, through DiagKNOWstics Learning:

Let’s Go Out and Vote

Here is the video for Let’s Go Out and Vote, featuring Marissa Bennett and JSR. The song teaches about the “Electoral College”, and was released before the 2016 presidential elections. The video received over a quarter million views on Facebook during its first week. It was featured on the homepage of the National Tutoring Association, and in an article in the Michigan Daily.

Let's Go Out and Vote! – Official Music Video

In what is becoming one of the most important elections of our time, we all have a common enemy: ignorance. We hope this song helps you understand what the "Electoral College" is – and laugh a bit in the process! Happy Learning! Song: "Let's Go Out and Vote!" by MC SKULE Featuring Marissa Bennett and JSRYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCyLyxwWlmkiTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lets-go-out-and-vote!-single/id1164285129

Posted by MC SKULE on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Contact

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