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Before you assign that homework…

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.  ~ Lily Tomlin Homework.  You will find no shortage of discussion, debate, and argument about whether or not we should be assigning homework to our students.  The purpose of this post is not to make an argument for, or … Continue reading

Change Begins with Me

The reason things stay the same is because we stay the same.  For things to change, we must change.  ~ Eric Jensen Lately, I have been struggling with the issue of change.  Specifically, I am looking at one area of our school that I believe has become a vicious cycle of despair for both our … 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

Reflective Practice vs. Acceptable Risks

Tomorrow, we will begin our second week of the 2011-12 school year.  My perception (hopefully accurate) is that the first week with students went well.  As we go through the year, our school will be making changes to address areas of concern related to student performance, however, we will be doing so with a great … Continue reading

21st Century Educating, Part 2: Reflection

This is the second 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.   Reflection is an important aspect of being an effective educator. Wow.  That statement probably isn’t going … 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!