Michael G. Sheppard

Activist, Game Changer

Category: Education Policy (Page 2 of 3)

Are Teachers Appreciated?

No matter who you are, in the education sector, there is an underlying understanding for the lack of appreciation for teachers and the work they do on a day-to-day basis. Ever since George Bernard Shaw’s famously quipped quote of, “those who can, do, those who can’t, teach,” teachers and educational experts alike have been looked […]

The Secret of a Successful Instructional Designer

How to Scaffold Your Unit Plan: Chapter 1 Bell-to-Bell Instructions

With the advent of the new Common Core State Standards, educator and teachers alike are now rethinking the way in which they support their students in the classroom. In comparison to the antiquated style of teaching where teachers could lecture in front of a class for an entire hour, the new supportive instructional delivery has […]

Teaching and Technology

Are Teachers Too Easily Caught in Crossfire Over Student Achievement?

Teacher, testing, and accountability in public schools.

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Culturally Responsive Teaching at its finest.

Teacher Accountability, Who is Really to Blame?

Since the early 1990s, the standard and accountability movement for teacher led instructions has dominated the political discourse and reform efforts in the United States. This movement is based on the theory that three principles will ultimately improve the nation’s education system. The first adheres to the academic standards or what is required for student […]

Toxic Culture of Education: Joshua Katz

Common Core Facts

If you want to know more about Common Core Standards, please check out the site here: Common Core Site

What can Common Core do for Education?

In light of the Republican and Democratic debates, education has become one of the most popular topics discussed in politics. One path towards a solution since the Bush’s No Child Left Behind act back in 2001 is the controversial, and somewhat unwelcome, Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Common Core standards are designed to build […]

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