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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

The Good, The Bad and Plans to Improve

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower This week is the final week of our first quarter of the school year.  It also marks the culmination of my first nine weeks … Continue reading


I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.  ~ Albert Einstein Educators treat time as a precious commodity.  We plan lessons, write and follow curriculum maps, and structure our days to “maximize instructional time.”   Students are only in our classes for seven hours (give or … Continue reading

A Principal’s First Week: Visions, Missions & Mantras

On Monday morning, about nine hundred seventh and eighth graders will come streaming through the gates at Willis Junior High.  For the past several days, our faculty has had the opportunity to plan together and discuss our vision for the future of Willis. As a new principal, I began the week with a presentation (Prezi) to introduce our … 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!