So now what? – META

BSP toy turned hip hop star, Yo Yo, makes a surprise appearance at BSP's model ASM during summer orientation. He and Billy The Ballpit debuted "Mmmmmm...Meta" for the group of stunned teachers.

With Tian gone, I had to figure out some way to keep busy. Fortunately, BSP summers are always intense and provide a lot of fun projects to work on. I picked up a special one right away with one of our returning aspiring teachers, Alec. Together we wrote and performed a spoken word / hip hop performance around the subject of “META” for All School Meeting introduction. My character on stage was a hip-hopping toy named “Yo Yo!”

For those of you who aren’t familiar with this concept, META is anything that references itself. For example: reading about reading, writing about writing, or singing about singing. Breakthrough is full of META. Here are a few choice excerpts from the performance:
We’ve only two weeks to teach you to teach
So pay attention to the ways that we teach you techniques
Through Blooms and Gardner
Fred Jones and Others
We model how to model like we was your mothers.
You’ll know when summer, is upon you at last
When creating a to-do list is your first task
And questioning our questions is doing what’s asked. (hunh?!)
And you know the history classes we taught in the past.
If I have one message, it’s plan to plan
Or the summer’s yours to lose like water in your clenched hand
Because summer never will be what it should
Unless your meta makes it
Mmm…Mmm…Good
FIND A LITTLE…
Mmmmm….Meta
PROMISE ME A LITTLE
Mmmmm….Meta
SUMMER GETS A LITTLE
Mmmmm….Meta
BREAKTHROUGH HAS A LITTLE
Mmmmm…META
Yo! Meta make your mind go…MMMMMM…
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