Policy and Practice


April Teacher Newsletter: Awards and Must-Reads

April 7th, 2016

Author: Liz Hoyt

4 AWARDS CELEBRATING TEACHING Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award (Due May 2, 2016) This award consists of a $5,000 cash prize and honors teachers who have demonstrated their capacity to change the outcomes of students' lives and the communities where they teach. Rosenthal Prize...

Do You #KnowYourLegislator?

March 24th, 2016


by Michele Johnson, Rodel Teacher Council   On March 15, members of the Rodel Teacher Council assembled at Legislative Hall in Dover to get to know our legislators and other key education policymakers. All of us would admit to being far more at ease in our classrooms than a legislative boardroom, but with growth mindsets and a passion for...

Building Blocks of Personalized Learning

March 17th, 2016

Author: Paul Herdman

Personalizing learning can take many forms. And not every form has to involve a tablet or screen. Technology is transforming classroom practice rapidly, but maybe not in the way you think. In many classrooms, technology allows for personalized learning to blossom through richer discussions, closer relationships between students and teachers...

The Future of Teacher Prep

March 14th, 2016


The Future of Teacher Prep: What Current Teachers Dream of for the Next Generation by Robyn Howton, English teacher at Mount Pleasant High School, member of the Rodel Teacher Council, and a Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow   Back in 1991, I was the student teacher assigned to work with Mrs. Sargent at Triad High School in Troy...