Policy and Practice


3 Helpful Resources for Teaching English Learners

November 30th, 2016

Author: Neil Kirschling

Did you know that more than 11,000 English learner students attend Delaware schools, representing more than 100 different languages? Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Bishop, an English as a Second Language teacher in the Brandywine School District who also serves as treasurer and membership chair of Delaware English Language...

Are Delaware Teacher Prep Programs Top Tier?

November 30th, 2016


In November, the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) released new and improved Teacher Preparation Program Reports. These reports are a part of the effort to improve the quality and transparency of teacher preparation programs in Delaware. This year, four out of 30 Delaware programs* received the highest possible rating—Tier...

Let’s Personalize Professional Development

November 18th, 2016


As a 25-year veteran teacher, I believe I’ve just about seen it all when it comes to education. When I started my career, everything was neatly packaged. Students sat in neatly organized rows and my day ranged from honors to basic skills classes. I was the sole determinant of what would be taught and how it would be assessed. Today, I have...

Teacher Newsletter – November 2016

November 11th, 2016


  Rodel Teacher Newsletter is a resource for Delaware's teachers to learn about teacher leadership opportunities across the state, nation, and world. View this email in your browser Rodel Teacher Council Policy Briefs Released   With the 2016...