Student-Centered Learning


April 2018 Teacher Newsletter

April 3rd, 2018


April 2018 View this email in your browser TEDxWilmingtonED: Education Possible Event Recap   Finding ways to improve Delaware’s educational system and expanding opportunities for every child was the focus of a TEDx event in February...

Treating the Cause, Not the Symptoms: What Education Can Learn from the Social Determinants of Health

October 10th, 2017


Individual behaviors play a role in educational outcomes, but inequitable social and economic factors loom even larger.   We know that children of all backgrounds—including those from adverse environments—can find success in school and in life. But the stark, empirical reality tells us public education still mostly favors the haves over the...

What Makes a “Ready” Kindergartener?

August 29th, 2017


In Delaware all kindergarten teachers—including ourselves—will complete an observational assessment called the Delaware Early Learning Survey (DE-ELS) during the first 30 days of school.   We are observing various objectives under six domains of developmental growth: physical, social-emotional, language, cognitive, literacy, and...

10 Questions with Michelle Shaivitz of DEAEYC

August 28th, 2017

Author: Matt Amis

  With momentum continuing to build in Delaware, there’s never been a better time to get involved in early childhood education. We talked with Michelle Shaivitz, executive director of the Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children to learn more about advocacy, supporting the workforce, and where our state should focus...