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Creating Connections: 5 Worthy Investments

Recently, a colleague was telling me about a math teacher at his school.  Students in this teacher’s class have done exceptionally well by a number of measures – including state standardized testing.  This lead to a discussion about the factors that have made that teacher effective.  The challenges to meaningful and effective teaching remain the same, … Continue reading

21st Century Educating, Part 5: Expectations and Empathy

This is the fifth (and final) post in a five-part series on what I view as critical qualities for 21st Century educational leaders. These posts are not intended to be all-inclusive, nor are the topics addressed in any particular order. When the topic of educational improvement arises, especially in schools that serve low socio-economic communities, … Continue reading

21st Century Educating, Part 4: Difference Making

This is the fourth in a five-part series on what I view as critical qualities for 21st Century educational leaders. These posts are not intended to be all-inclusive, nor are the topics addressed in any particular order.   Of all of the responsibilities of modern-day educators, I don’t believe any are as important, or empowering, … Continue reading

A School Without Walls

We have started something that we can not control.  Students are gradually assuming more responsibility and ownership for what they learn and how they learn it.  This is a good thing, but like splitting an atom inside of a cardboard box, there is no hope of containing its power and potential.  Yet, by and large, … Continue reading

May I Check Your Bags?

We have all seen them, in fact we may have been them.  The exhausted traveler, scrambling through the airport, carrying too much luggage…too much stuff.  The journey itself has taken its toll, but the added baggage has brought the traveler to the brink.  A little help please? Not a bad analogy for our daily lives, … 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!