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Entries by Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. from 11/2013

Diverse Conversations: Supporting LBGT College Students

| Posted 11.02.2013 | College

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or questioning (LGBTQ) students go through a period where they struggle to fit in or feel alienated by thei...

Diverse Conversations: College Life, Military Veterans, and Mental Illness

| Posted 11.02.2013 | College

Thousands of veterans are returning home each month and transitioning back to civilian life. For many, this includes going back to college or taking c...

High School Dropouts: More than Loss of Money

| Posted 11.03.2013 | Education

It seems that every time the issue of high school dropouts is discussed it all centers around money. U.S. Census Statistics tell us that 38 percent of...

I Have President Obama's Back!

| Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices

It's already ten months into President Obama's second term and plenty of tragedies, natural disasters, scandals and stagnate initiatives have all capt...

College Football Obsession: Sending the Wrong Academic Message?

| Posted 11.06.2013 | College

The football season on the professional level and every tier below it has become an iconic fall tradition of American culture. This glorification of a sport, particularly in the case of college athletes, put priorities in the wrong spot though.

Why Mobile Technology Enhances Instruction

| Posted 11.09.2013 | Education

As mobile technology continues to steal the spotlight in K-12 classroom methodology, certain areas of study tend to be gravitating towards the trends ...

The Definition of Street Lit With Omar Tyree & Keenan Norris

| Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices

In the 1990s, Street Lit became a phenomenon that was controversial yet rooted in the urban African American experience. Best-selling authors like Oma...

Academic Plateau: The Worse-Off Generation?

| Posted 11.13.2013 | Education

The great dream of all parents is that their children will grow up to have even better life circumstances than they do. Parents want their little ones...

12 Reasons Why Obama Is One of the Best Presidents Ever

| Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

I have yet to find the words to describe the overwhelming sense of satisfaction I felt on Nov. 4, 2008 when Obama won the popular vote by 53 percent. ...

Improving K-12 Writing Standards: What Will it Take?

| Posted 11.16.2013 | Education

While global communication has grown and improved by leaps and bounds in the past two decades, the same cannot be said for K-12 writing skills. A new ...

The Slow Gamification of K-12 Classrooms

| Posted 11.19.2013 | Education

Children are becoming acutely acquainted with mobile technology long before their K-12 classroom years. When they arrive at their first organized scho...

Mobile Technology in K-12 Classrooms: More Than a Question of Cost

| Posted 11.21.2013 | Education

Tablets have become a learning fixture in many K-12 classrooms. The quick access to information and capability to provide personalized learning are ju...

School Security: Just Smoke and Mirrors?

| Posted 11.24.2013 | Education

In theory, parents and educators would do anything to keep students safe, whether those students are pre-Kindergartners or wrapping up a college caree...

Language Barriers: The New Segregation?

| Posted 11.24.2013 | Latino Voices

The practice of placing students in talented and gifted programs is viewed by some as being inherently unfair. After all, who determines what is consi...

Is Teacher Education the Real Problem?

| Posted 11.27.2013 | Education

Last month seven U.S. states announced intentions to revamp teacher-preparation and licensing requirements that essentially make it tougher to become ...