My children's teachers have been a great influence to my boys. They quickly respond to any concerns and follow through if they need to go over a topic. They make my children feel like they can always go for help. All children meet challenges at some point and I feel that the teachers welcome questions from their students. My children have always felt that they can ask their teachers questions about a challenging topic. The work is broken down into steps so that they can achieve sometimes what appears to be very difficult tasks. For instance, they build rubrics and checklists to tasks for speeches, their portfolios and Maker Faire projects. If the pace is too quick, each student's progress is individualized and students are challenged yet complete work at a manageable pace so it doesn't appear overwhelming.
I feel the Teachers are very engaged and committed to students' success. They are truly passionate about what they do, they are always happy and take the time to direct individual needs and concerns. Students are unique in their needs and ways of learning and expressing themselves. Teachers do make it their priority to ensure each and every student is working towards their success and full academic achievement. Communication with each and every student is done in several ways as it is their goal to ensure that the student has understood what is being asked of them and is able to deliver the expected results. Teacher at Delano go the extra mile for their students, they spend time with them, they work individually when needed and are always offering support and fostering this culture of progressing together.
The quality of the education is the reason why we came to Delano. Owned and managed by real educators who carries tens of years of experience in teaching. Delano academy is a very academic-focused school. The teachers closely observe each kid and tailor the curriculum to each student. Each kid is encouraged and challenged at the same time. Teacher-student-parent communication is very efficient and effective through many channels, such as daily reporting and messages on LMS, as well as e-mail, phone. The COVID situation gave me the opportunity to observe all the classes live. Teacher's knowledge and effectiveness of teaching is to be applauded. Also worth mentioning is the discipline in class, if the teachers can effectively capture the kid's attention during online live classes, there's no doubt during in-school classes they are far more productive.
Teachers take a hands-on approach to their teaching. Rarely are students found sitting and listening to lectures. Discussions, experiments, and activities are the norm at Delano Academy. Teachers have the unique ability to teach students HOW to learn, not just what to learn. Time management, self-regulation, and patience are common practices. Children are constantly engaged and eager to find out what they will be learning each day. The staff are motivated, creative, and think outside the box in the way they deliver their lessons. They are extremely capable of adapting to their students’ best interests. Teachers are patient, motivating, and above all, take the time to know not only your child's academic needs but also their social/emotional ones. The staff takes the time to get to know parents and are able to effectively communicate issues in a timely manner. They work with parents on an action plan to handle situations as they arise. Student-led conferences happen 2-3 times a year where parents get the opportunity to see what their child has accomplished during each term as well as have the opportunity to speak candidly with teachers regarding academic achievement and behavior.