Mike Sheppard

Activist, Game Changer

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Part I: Common Core Testing Anxiety and How to Handle It

Everyone feels a little nervous and stressed out before a test. But in the wake of testing season, many students, as well as educators, have reported an absorbent amount of stress and anxiety for the new 2016 Common Core state examinations. For some schools, this isn’t a big deal. But for a majority of public […]

Why Data is Important for Student Achievement

For anyone who has worked in the education sector, they can tell you how stressful and taxing spring-season can be. With the state-mandated test coming up in just a few weeks, many teachers and administrators are on-edge in best preparing their students for the exam of their life. As much as we do not want to […]

Is our Education System is Broken?

For the past two decade, the American educational system has been scrutinized and dissected in every which way. Whether it is from politicians, educational experts, or even teachers themselves, the painstaking research and trial-by-error policies for the new educational standards have continued to impact our youth’s education in both positive and negative ways. One thing […]

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 […]

Reading Sources for Students

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.

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