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Entries by Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. from 10/2012

Ask Dr. Lynch: Dealing With a Parent's Death

| Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

Children must be allowed to grieve on their own timetable without feeling rushed. At the same time, you can't allow the student to use their parents' death as a crutch or an excuse.

Ask Dr. Lynch: Teaching Students About Genocide

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Education

Nowadays, we are seeing the topic of genocide being covered even in the elementary grades and there is no consensus on when it should be introduced or taught. In my opinion, the topic of genocide should not be discussed prior to grade six.

How Will the Results of the Election Impact College Students?

| Posted 10.16.2012 | College

If you plan to go to college, or are currently attending, you will want to pay extra attention to this issue when it's time to cast your ballot!

Ask Dr. Lynch: Teachers Are Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse

| Posted 10.22.2012 | Education

Not only are you performing your legal duty, but you can sleep comfortably at night knowing that you took the bold action required to protect the students under your care.

Ask Dr. Lynch: Taking the Stress Out of Teacher Evaluations

| Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Before an evaluation, most administrators will schedule a time with you, and some of those administrators will even let you choose the class that you know will be the most likely to shine the best light on your skills as a teacher. Here is a quick checklist of ways to prepare for the evaluation.