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Double Vision: Lenses of Leadership

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.  ~ Helen Keller As difficult as it is to admit, my efforts at reading are greatly improved if I use a pair of glasses.  From a distance, my vision … Continue reading

My Favorite Teacher

As educators, we often see the unfortunate aftermath of difficult family situations — divorce, split homes, absentee parents and even abusive relationships. This result in kids, still trying to be kids, while facing very “adult” situations in their home life — situations that force them to grow-up too fast. Sometimes these students come through the … Continue reading

How do you know my name?

Lately, I have been thinking about what it means to provide students with “personalized” learning, and how we get there.  In an ideal world, we would tailor our instruction to accommodate the individual interests of students and allow them to pursue content through passion.  Of course, in order to move education in that direction, we … Continue reading

An Experiment in Social Media – Input Requested

If you are a regular reader of this blog, or follow me on Twitter, you know that our school is undertaking a significant challenge–developing a blended learning program to best meet the individual needs of our students. Part of this process has been to expose staff members to the wealth of resources and expertise available … Continue reading

Finishing (or Beginning) Strong: 4 Suggestions

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching.  In like a lion.  Out like a rhinoceros–or something like that.  A flurry of concerts, projects, examinations and ceremonies.  Sporting events, supervision, and piles of paperwork.  It feels like the end…or does it? Because, in nearly the same breath, I can say that the beginning of … 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!