Delaware’s Teacher Preparation is Setting a Higher Bar

When Frederika Jenner began teaching elementary school mathematics 42 years ago, she realized that she wasn’t fully prepared. “I didn’t have opportunities to learn innovative ways to teach mathematics,” she said. “There were some important skills and strategies that were missing.” Jenner is now president of the Delaware State Education Association and her experience at the beginning of her career is just one reason she strongly supported legislation signed in June 2013 by Delaware Governor Read More

Award-Winning Science Teacher: “How I Came to Study, Teach, and Love Science”

Recently I stood in the East Room of the White House as President Obama welcomed and congratulated recipients of the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This immense honor made me feel very proud, and I experience pride by reflecting on the people who have guided me toward an accomplishment. I began to reflect about how I came to study, teach, and love science. I recalled a friend, braver than Read More

Taking Time to Talk with Your Child about Tests

Assessments are part of life at school, but they don’t have to be a source of stress. Helping your child prepare properly for an exam is important, and the conversation doesn’t have to stop after the test is complete. Below are some tips parents might consider discussing with their child: Let your child know that you are proud of his/her achievements and together you will work on troublesome subject matter. Learn about the type of Read More