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After the Bell

Dave Orphal

December 17, 2014

Stealing Business ideas for my Classroom


“Project Managers, I need to meet with you in ten minutes,” I called out to the classroom.  “I need a progress report on your drafts, also on your posters.  Additionally, I need to know if your team is having any problems.”

It was time for our daily stand-up meeting.  After getting their teams going on today’s work, five students circled around me.

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Dave Orphal

September 29, 2014

Let the Countdown Begin


Imagine, if you will, professional development designed to build the capacity of teacher leaders?  Imagine, PD driven not by someone else's agenda, but rather organized about teachers' own ideas for school imporvement?  Imagine actually being excited about PD for an entire year and having a ready-made network of like-minded professionals poised to support your efforts?

If you can, then you might be thinking about the Teacher Leadership Initative.

Read on...  This is NOT the Twilight Zone...

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