Great Job, Internet!: Teacher gives Harry Potter’s Remus Lupin the rap tribute he deserves

What with their Fiery Chicken Fries, Apple Watches, PewDiePies, and various and sundry Snapchats, today’s jaded schoolchildren are more difficult than ever to impress. What is a modern educator to do in such a disjointed, distraction-plagued world? “I make teacher raps for my students’ enjoyment,” reports one such pedagogue, Scott Swanson, who has his own modest SoundCloud account to attest to his claim. Scott, known professionally and musically as Mr. Swanson, has thus far only shared three tracks with the general public. Of these, two appear to be at least nominally educational in nature: “Google Maps Is The Best” and the Harry Potter-derived “Remus Lupin.” A third, the fiscally-themed “Money Speakin’,” is said to have been “written and performed by KingFro” and is less instructional in nature than the other songs but may nevertheless provide some insight into free market capitalism. “Google Maps,” meanwhile, joyously mashes up the …

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