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Challenge Your Assumptions

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in. ~ Alan Alda As a junior high science teacher, one of my favorite lessons was teaching my students to distinguish between observations and inferences. I would ask students to … Continue reading

Is This How Our Students Think?

An advertisement with clever word play and more than a little truth. First…what many perceive. Then…reality. Don’t diminish, or underestimate the passions and ability of our kids.

Educational Ice Axes: The Art of Self-Arrest

Some days, this job of being an educator is difficult.  For awhile now, I have been watching a student, with whom I have invested a great deal of time, slowly slipping into the educational abyss.  Today, he took another slide in that direction. I am not a mountain climber, but I know enough about the … Continue reading

Five Skills for 21st Century Learners

If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. ~ John Dewey Recently, I have had the good fortune of being involved in the planning stages of a new school.  Our district is in the process of developing a hybrid/blended learning environment and they have chosen our school to pilot … Continue reading

Break the Huddle: Learning into Action

As an educator, I want all of my students to feel special.  I want them to recognize their potential as a student, and as a person.  I want them to be confident and engaged.  The video above–created by students at Magnolia High School, in Texas–is a fantastic illustration of how students should feel when they … 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!