Urban Edutainment
Gig Seeker Pro

Urban Edutainment

Band Hip Hop Children's Music

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

Nov
28
Urban Edutainment @ Westchester Marriot Hotel

Tarrytown, New York, USA

Tarrytown, New York, USA

Nov
27
Urban Edutainment @ Westchester Marriott Hotel

Tarrytown, New York, USA

Tarrytown, New York, USA

Nov
26
Urban Edutainment @ Westchester Marriot Hotel

Tarrytown, New York, USA

Tarrytown, New York, USA

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


A stand-up comic and a rapper in her youth, teacher Sheryl Jones, 34, admits that she has always loved to entertain.
The educator, who has taught for 11 years and is known professionally as “Ms. Jones,” observed early in her teaching career that her students loved music. “Kids these days know every song on the radio,” observed Jones, who started setting the multiplication tables to music and teaching the innovative concept to her third grade students three years ago.
The result is a CD and DVD entitled Kids Multiplication Motivation that teaches kids math through rap, R&B and reggae. “The DVD also features a new method to multiply and divide at the end of the DVD. “So it’s not just music, they’re learning new ways to help them get ahead,” said Jones.
Jones, who wrote all the songs, has also formed a group, Ms. Jones and the U. E. Family, comprised of her former students who rap and sing throughout the Southern California area.
“The U stands for urban and the E is a combination of two words, educational and entertainment. It is our goal to educate and entertain inner-city children and children throughout the world with our urban-styled music,” said Jones.
Jones said that the children not only rap about multiplication, but about incidents that affect their daily lives. In one song called Who is U. E.?, the children talk about staying away from drugs and guns. “They also rap about staying on the right path and staying in school,” said Jones.
Jones said she has always felt compelled to help inner-city youth. “At some schools where I’ve taught, the kids don’t even look up when helicopters are overhead searching for a fugitive. They are not even phased,” observed Jones. “They are so used to the hard-core life and environment that they even throw up gang signs in the first grade. These kids see so much at such a young age that they need some kind of program to keep them focused and on the right path.”
Jones feels that inner-city children may not always get the total support that they need to succeed in school. “A lot of times they need an extra ‘push,’ observed Jones. “Sometimes these kids don’t have the resources or the parental help they need. The children’s parents want to help them, but some of the parents don’t understand the new math or they’re working two jobs just trying to make ends meet.”
Jones said that since introducing the method of learning multiplication through rap and song, many of her former students are now enrolled in gifted magnate programs. And although the CD is for children from ages 2 to 11, Jones was startled recently when a friend played Kids Multiplication Motivation for her two-year-old son on an airplane flight. “He was singing it and the whole airplane clapped,” said Jones. “I was amazed. That’s why I decided that the program is for children of any age.”
Jones plans to expand the math and music concept in future CDs and DVDs. “I have so many ideas and so many songs that I’ve taught over the years that I want to do a whole line of math combined with music for the kids.”
“The children absolutely love the CD and DVD,” said Jones, who said that Ms. Jones and the U. E. Family have been featured on CNN Headline News as well as other television and radio shows. “A lot of the students said that their math grades really have gone up.”
Ms. Jones and the U. E. Family can be reached at www.msjonesproductions.com.

- Shirley Hawkins OW STaff Writer


Discography

"Kids Multiplication Motivation"- CD, DVD, CD/DVD Combo,VHS by Ms. Jones & the U.E. Family... featured on CNN Headline News

Photos

Bio

Urban Edutainment

Edutainment is a combination of two words, Educational and Entertainment. It is our goal to "Educate through Entertainment" with our urban-styled music. We provide educational music with sing-able lyrics, harmonious melodies, and flavorful hip-hop beats that children LOVE! Our music can be used in the classroom, at the daycare center, in the after school program, at home, or at a birthday party! We plan to revolutionize the educational music industry by making learning fun!

Ms. Jones

Ms. Jones is the Founder & President of Urban Edutainment. She is an internationally respected leader, educator, author, speaker, and consultant. She has dedicated her life to educating inner city, at-risk students and teaching other educators and organizations to do the same. Ms. Jones has been in the education profession for over thirteen years, has been Teacher of the Year, and has even taught in London, England with the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. In addition, she is a Teach for America Alumnus. Ms. Jones recently released her first cutting-edge kids hip-hop CD and DVD entitled, gKids Multiplication Motivation,h which was featured on CNN Headline News. She also just released her first book, "How to Get Your Students to Behave So You Can Teach, A Hands-On Guide to Classroom Management." Ms. Jones conducts Classroom Management Workshops and Multiplication & Division Workshops. Ms. Jones is also a stand-up comedienne, actress, model, and radio & TV personality.

To learn more about us, visit our website at www.UrbanEdutainmentOnline.com.