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 […]

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, […]

4 Ways E-Learning Emboldens Learners, Educates Beyond the Classroom

Education and the nature of learning have changed thanks to new technology. What was once systematic instruction within the four walls of an educational institution has becomes so much more. Education and the facilitation of education does a bit more than explore values, beliefs, knowledge, and habits, it embraces numerous methods, including research, training, and […]

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 […]

Planning for that Struggling Student

Having already wrapped up the school year, many teachers and educational experts alike are beginning to desegregate their students’ data in order to evaluate their academic year. While the high data and strong student achievements will always unlock the smile and joy of success and accomplishment, the one niggling question that will always and seamlessly […]

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