Born and raised in Orange burg S.C. Zebulun Dinkins has been a pioneer in Education. Since the age of 13 he has been writing and producing music not only for himself but for other artist as well. With the February 2007 release of his CD, Motivational Education Vol. I, Dinkins is able to spread the educational wealth to a broader audience.
Produced through the Call Me MISTER program, the CD contains 12 tracks on various classroom lessons including the “American Revolution,” “Three Branches of Government,” “Great Depression” and more. Another CD single, "It’s the NBA" (for the school’s No Bullies Allowed character-education program), is in the works.
Dinkins has been an impressive ambassador for the program. He’s been featured locally and nationally including a February 2007 segment of ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson. He’ll also appear in the September 2007 edition of Weekly Reader.
Becoming a part of the Call Me MISTER program was not a quick decision. After his acceptance to Claflin University as an education major, he got a call from Roy Jones (now project director) inviting him to join the program. He also came to Clemson and met Jeff Davis (then field director of the program) and became convinced that it was the right direction for his academic career.
“It’s so much easier when you have a group of guys doing the same thing,” Dinkins says. “We went to workshops; we talked to other teachers; we had so many resources available. The program enriches an undergraduate’s experience in teaching.”
When Dinkins was growing up and attending school near South Carolina’s I-95 corridor, he never dreamed that he would one day be a positive influence in a child’s life in the same way that great teachers influenced him.
“I didn’t know what I wanted to do growing up; I thought maybe I would design video games or become an automotive engineer,” Dinkins remembers. “But in 11th grade, I had an art teacher who praised a drawing I had done. He made me feel good about myself. I thought that I’d like to make kids feel good in the same way.”
What is Motivational Education? A new product created by Zebulun Dinkins aimed towards helping everyone learn through music. Motivational Education helps students, teachers, and parents raise Standardized test scores. These songs are used to motivate learning anywhere it is played.
In collaboration with the Call Me MISTER program and the School of Education at Clemson University, a teacher named Zebulun Dinkins has created one of the most exciting resources in education. An educational Hip Hop CD that teaches various subjects. The first Volume contains songs about Social Studies ranging from grades 3-5. All songs are aligned with South Carolina State Standards. As featured on ABC World News and City People of the Greenville News Motivational Education is the next big thing in Education!