Michael G. Sheppard

Activist, Game Changer

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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 […]

How Veterans Are Doing Their Part To Ease America's Teacher Shortage Michael G. Sheppard

How Veterans Are Doing Their Part To Ease America’s Teacher Shortage

After veterans have served their country on the field of combat, many return home to serve in other ways: in the classroom, for example. Training the future minds of America to be thinkers and leaders can’t be understated. The experiences and skills that military veterans have acquired because of their service to the United States […]

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 […]

What Teachers Have Accomplished in a Year of Protesting Michael G. Sheppard

What Teachers Have Accomplished in a Year of Protesting

Teachers across the nation decided to stand up this year for both themselves and their students. While several things were accomplished because of their protests, many teachers still remain frustrated with the lack of changes they are seeing.   Wages   Arizona: Teachers in Arizona were requesting a 20% salary increase for next school year, […]

Know The Constitution & The Bill of Rights_ _ Michael G. Sheppard

Know The Constitution & The Bill of Rights?

The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Signed 229 years ago, the constitution explains regulations, executive power, rights, and responsibilities. Though there’s quite a bit most Americans know about the constitution, there are few a misunderstandings, read on to learn a little more about the original constitution: Catholics, women, and African Americans weren’t allowed the right […]

Michael G. Sheppard

5 Civic Media Organizations Teaching The Value of The Youth Vote

The electorate and their voters are absolute cornerstones of democracy. The formal action, whereby the public selects a choice between two or more candidates is a powerful tool that can be used to grant liberty, justice, and freedom. It’s so important that young people have an awareness of what a vote can do. The onus […]

Michael G. Sheppard

5 Creative Concepts For Educating Youth on Civic Engagement

How can we effectively educate young people on civics? Is it enough to hand them books and have practiced and exhausted conversations about historical events? Let’s help children understand the election process by inviting them to engage in debates and utilize important resource guides. President For A Day: Encourage students to understand the importance of the […]

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Education on Democratic Tradition Is Important To Civic Participation

Democracy doesn’t simply happen every November. It happens every day. Year-round, taking place within the voting booth and outside of a political office, democracy is always in action. Democracy happens when young parents poll their children about what they might want for dinner; when counting ballots for homecoming queen; or when deciding the class president. Establishing a tradition of civic […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Online Constitutional Law Courses through Coursera and MOOCs for FREE

Did you know you could be taking free online Constitutional law courses through Coursera and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), hosted by top colleges and universities? Constitutional interpretation, analysis, and learning concepts may sound tedious or may look like expensive subjects to explore. However, there are some online classes available, each effectively able to share […]

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