A Big Step Forward for the Rodel Teacher Council

Kevin Lair and Lisa Mims

It was a banner year for the Rodel Teacher Council (RTC). In previous years, we conducted some pretty serious research on personalized learning, and then took our knowledge and turned it into informative briefs, reports, and even workshops for our fellow teachers. This year was different. We wanted to turn our expertise into action; good […]


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Meet Valentina Maza

Valentina Maza

Hola! My name is Valentina Maza. I am a native of Venezuela and currently a rising senior at William Penn High School.   Two years ago I moved to the United States by myself to pursue my dream of going to a top college in America. Soon after I arrived I realized that achieving my […]


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Delaware Teachers Lead the Way on SEL: A Q&A with CASEL’s Linda Dusenbury

Lindsay Hudson-Hubbs

  As a teacher, social and emotional learning is part of my daily life. Inside my classroom, we focus on developing students’ academic skills alongside holistic approaches to SEL.   This year, I was a member of the Rodel Teacher Council’s advocacy group that focused on social and emotional learning. Our goal: To kickstart a […]


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RTC Advances Efforts to Upgrade Broadband Infrastructure in Delaware Schools

Rodel Foundation of Delaware

As Delaware educators, we fully understand the value of technology in education. Technology pervades our daily lives and routines—especially for young people—and tech skills are increasingly in-demand in the workplace.   In our classrooms, we utilize digital tools and platforms like Schoology and Kahoot to deliver lessons, pop quizzes, keep track of student progress, and […]


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Digging Deeper: Options Slim for Student Mental Health Supports

Rachel Wiggans Chan

  As young people in Delaware report more and more signs of mental health issues, their options for dedicated help and support remain slim.   Rodel and a team of researchers just conducted a statewide landscape analysis of social and emotional learning (SEL) in Delaware. The report highlights promising practices and areas for potential growth […]


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