Tag: Delaware

Why Teacher Prep Report Cards are Vital to Progress

News, Partnerships, Policy and Practice

October 27th, 2015

Last week, the Delaware Department of Education released the first reports on educator preparation programs. As a reminder, the reports were put into place per Senate Bill 51, passed in 2013, requiring that “Education preparation programs administered by institutions of higher education shall collaborate with the Department to collect and...


Rodel Teacher Council Member Spotlight: Shani Benson

News, Student-Centered Learning

October 21st, 2015

If you haven’t heard of Flocabulary yet, you should check them out immediately. Rodel Teacher Council member Shani Benson first introduced me to Flocabulary--sort of a "Schoolhouse Rock!" for the modern era--when we rocked out to “Three Branches of Government” during a visit to Shani's class at South Dover Elementary School last week...


Project-Based Success in “Most Likely to Succeed”

Partnerships, Student-Centered Learning

October 19th, 2015

About 20 years ago, I was teaching in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and met Larry Rosenstock, a really creative vocational education teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school. Larry saw the power in letting kids drive their own learning process by developing large-scale projects, to which they could apply what they had learned in class...


Rodel Teacher Council Member Spotlight: Tim Brewer

News, Policy and Practice, Student-Centered Learning

October 14th, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a fly on the wall while a teacher explained the concept of “spaghettification” to a class full of teenagers, half of whom were listening raptly and the other half of whom were exploding with further questions? I got that chance a few weeks ago when I sat in on Rodel Teacher Council member Tim...