Michael G. Sheppard

Activist, Game Changer

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How We Can End the School to Prison Pipeline _ Michael G. Sheppard

How We Can End the School to Prison Pipeline

Across the nation, there is an increase in police presence and the overuse of suspensions and expulsions. In some schools, it only takes a dress code violation to suspend a student. Overly strict school policies have made schools seem more like a prison than a place of learning. Because of this, the phrase “school-to-prison pipeline” came into formation. To […]

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS _ Michael G. Sheppard

Digital Transformation Trends In Education For 2019

A number of modern-day technologies may eventually enter the classroom. The devices will make acquiring information easier for students who are visual learners. Some types of software and tech will also make the classroom easier for teachers. Technology will enhance learning for students at all levels of education. Augmented or Virtual Reality Apps already available include Google […]

Effective Strategies to Implement to Increase Student Retention Michael G. Sheppard

Effective Strategies to Implement to Increase Student Retention

Student retention has become an alarming issue in most of the institutions of higher learning in the United States. Many of these institutions lack departments that should handle programs relating to retention of students. However, even the ones that have created the faculties rarely give them the full authority to implement these retention initiatives that should […]

Is Personalized Education the Best Model for Learning in the Near Future_Michael G. Sheppard

Is Personalized Education the Best Model for Learning in the Near Future?

Although education constantly evolves with our culture, primary educational institutions are sometimes slow to update their models by incorporating emerging technologies. There are many forces that explain the plodding pace of educational reform that include budgetary, cultural and logistical forces. Despite resistance, the overwhelming cultural force that is the technological revolution has started to influence […]

Progress on the New Career-Education Law Michael G. Sheppard

Progress on the New Career-Education Law

Senate lawmakers are currently working on improvements in the Perkins Career and Technical Education Law, a law that provides for federal spending for technical education in the United States. This re-authorization of the Perkins Law will now give states and local educational facilities more flexibility in determining where their funding should be directed to reach career […]

Empowering Students With 10 Virtual Reality EdTools

As the 21st century continues to dawn on, the need for all of us to adapt to our technology’s changing tools will continue to increase. With the advent of virtual reality systems, the markings of a dream world within a world will gradually leak its way into different industries — one of which takes place […]

The Fight for Equality, Fairness, and Education

In the world of education, teachers have constantly been overlooked for the incredible work they do in-and-out of the classroom. The responsibility of looking into the eyes of a younger generation and finding the underlying fire and inspiration to spark motivation within a senseless and injustice world is something that I continue to admire each […]

Is our Education System 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 […]

Teaching and Technology

Are Teachers Too Easily Caught in Crossfire Over Student Achievement?

Teacher, testing, and accountability in public schools.

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