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Beginning at the End

Every second brings a fresh beginning, every hour holds a new promise, every night our dreams can bring hope, and every day is what you choose to make it.  ~Unknown There are many professions where one day blurs with another.  Mind numbing routine that seemingly never ends – day after day, week after week, month … Continue reading

There Is No Excuse…

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.   ~Rudyard Kipling It is amazing how quickly our minds go to the art of making excuses.  Second nature, really.  Our rationale,  and justifications, serve as a salve for stinging criticism, public failure, or feelings of guilt. Recently, a former student has been offering … Continue reading

Do You Know Me?

Do you know me?  I am a student in your classroom. I struggle to find relevance in what I am being taught, but I have interests and passions. I am outspoken, but I may try to get through the day without any interaction. Actively involve me in learning and I will likely be engaged.  Lecture me and I … Continue reading

Imagination is Morally Wrong: Lesson from Phineas and Ferb

I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoy watching Phineas and Ferb with my daughter. I have seen many episodes, enjoyed the humor, but rarely have I had any “a-ha” moments while watching the inventive pair of boys, their pet platypus and his evil genius nemesis – Dr. Doofenschmirtz. This changed over our holiday … Continue reading

What I Learned From Third Graders

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.  ~ Dororthy Parker This past week, I was fortunate enough to accompany my daughter’s third grade class on a field trip to Kartchner Caverns, near Tucson, Arizona.  This state park is a spectacular “living” cave system and offers an array of educational opportunities … 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!