Jacob Mitchell, aka MC Grammar, is a multi-award winning teacher turned rapper, educational consultant and trainer.
Combining his two passions of teaching and music, Jacob illustrates that learning can be both engaging and exciting, with his mission to make learning fun, inclusive and memorable for all.
After leaving school with two GCSEs, retrained at college and it was then that he discovered melodies helped him learn. He had a passion for teaching and he went on to fulfil this passion by qualifying as a primary school teacher.
It was while working as a teacher in London that he won both the National Teacher of the Year Award and London Teacher of the Year Award.
Jacob is most commonly known as ‘MC Grammar’ from the Sky Kids programme MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps’ . Set to earworm tunes, MC Grammar’s fun comedic raps, cover a wide range of educational topics from volcanoes and saving the planet, to human digestion and football. The nature of the earworm repeating in the head help kids learn through repetition.
Jacob has appeared on Sky News, BBC News, BBC Radio, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, This Morning, BBC Breakfast and The Ellen Show.
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Jacob Mitchell first tried his musical approach to teaching on his pupils in 2014 through “The Grammar Song”, a rap he wrote to help them prepare for a tricky assessment.
A video of Jacob rapping the popular children’s book The Gruffalo went viral in 2019 and it was from here that his unique approach to learning became more widely recognised and his following grew.
Since then he has worked as an educational consultant, advising the London Borough of Barnet the Academies Enterprise Trust Careers. He has created and sold online resources including a programme called The Learning Train. Jacob has created his only training programmes for teachers including:
Jacob has sold his resources to schools in 20 countries, reaching 25,000 children.
One of Jacob’s proudest achievements was being an Ambassador for World Book Day. In 2021 he wrote the official song for WBD, which followed MC Grammar as he embarked on a journey to find a new book, stumbling across a fantastic array of classic and new children’s books. He also created supporting learning packs for teachers and children
Jacob’s is having a huge impact with his resources and programmes in schools, his programmes on Sky Kids and on his You Tube and other social media channels. He is fulfilling his mission to make learning memorable, inclusive and most importantly, FUN for every child.
‘How exciting and engaging the day was! I never switched off.’
Dan Brown, Wyber’s Wood Academy, Grimsby
‘Thanks again for a totally inspiring day. The Word Wheels are amazing!’
Fionna Whitton, St Peter and St Paul School, Norfolk
‘The best part of today’s training was all of it! Such a memorable day — never laughed so much! Thank you, Jacob. Today’s been the best training I’ve had.’
Michelle Robinson, Oasis Aspinal, Manchester
‘It was genuinely the best training I’ve been on in years. I’ve been telling all of my teacher friends how good it was. Practical, fun ideas are just what teachers want from training. Thank you!’
Lisa Carney, Rose Wood Academy, Middlesbrough
I was dreading a day of SPaG but it ended up being the best training’
Joanna Sarri, Coppetts Wood Primary, London