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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Constitution Law and Kids: 6 Books To Spur Interest in the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, but it alludes many young people. A simple way to make the constitution more relatable, more accessible is by giving young boys and girls tools to better understand the writing and the intention behind those hallowed words. There has been an impossible […]

Michael G. Sheppard

We the People: Tips For Teaching the Constitution To Children

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a perfect Union” isn’t merely the first statement in the constitutional passage, it’s a piece of text that describes secured freedoms and speaks to the commitment shared by people and country. The need for more young people to acknowledge the importance of the constitution […]

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 […]

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

While testing anxiety can be a real problem, it does not mean you do not have the ability control it. Below, I have outlined some helpful tips that you can utilize before and during your exam. These tips will help ease off any unwarranted stress so that you can perform at your greatest. Remember, success […]

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 […]

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