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azjd

Junior high principal by day, aspiring difference maker, and Jedi in my own mind. Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly.
azjd has written 206 posts for molehills out of mountains

Students Matter Most!

An honest admission… As a school leader, I am concerned about the number of times I pay “lip service” to being focused on students, but then allow any number of outside factors to exert undue influence in my decision making process.  We see it happen frequently at all levels (i.e. school, district, state, national), but … Continue reading

(Power)Pointless or Purposeful?

Why do we ask kids to make presentations, on topics they don’t care about, to an audience that doesn’t exist? ~ Gary Stager At last month’s ISTE conference, I had the pleasure of hearing both Gary Stager (@garystager) and Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann) speak during two separate sessions.  Both were very powerful, and thought-provoking presentations that, … Continue reading

Time Management for Reflective Practice

Yesterday, I read a blog post by Chad Segersten (edutech83), entitled Classroom Leadership: Reflective Thinking.  Chad stated that “the art of reflective thinking is underdeveloped and often underused by educators.”  Speaking from personal experience, I would have to agree.  It has only been recently (thanks to encouragement from a great professional learning network and participation … Continue reading

Redefining the Principal

As a kid (a few years ago), I can remember helping clean out the garage at my grandparents home. Normally, the prospect of cleaning out a garage was met with limited enthusiasm, but working at my grandfather’s was different.  The garage was filled with interesting, but for the most part useless novelties – a virtual … Continue reading

Empowering Students Through Authentic Relationships

I have been giving some consideration to a recent post I read by John Spencer (@johntspencer), entitled 7 Thoughts on Bullying.  John shares his personal experience being bullied, and as the title suggests, several of his ideas, for educators, about dealing with the issue of bullying.  I found his second point in the post to … Continue reading

Jeff Delp

Junior high principal by day, sports enthusiast, technology fanatic and jedi in my own mind. Striving to be a difference maker!