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Psst! Reflect Before Your Summer Break

The end of the school year can feel a bit “best of times/worst of times.” There’s a feeling of accomplishment as you get down to the final days. But you can also feel like you’re just trying to get across the finish line with... Read More

Getting Personal with Flexible Pacing

When I was teaching, I made it personal. I saw every student as a unique individual who needed a personalized approach. It wouldn’t have been fair to my students if I didn’t. After all, how we learn and what we are interested in... Read More

Student Spotlight: Red

Red is a student at Quest Forward High School (QFHS) in Omaha. QFHS uses Opportunity Education’s Quest Forward Learning to empower teachers with tools and resources that encourage students to engage deeply in their learning and take... Read More

Embracing AI for More Engaging Learning

I’m going to begin this post with a confession. I have had reservations about artificial intelligence (AI) in the past. I started out with an open mind in the early days of AI. At that time there were lighthearted AI stories... Read More

Teacher Spotlight: Mara Armenta

Quest Forward High Schools (QFHS) use Opportunity Education’s Quest Forward Learning to empower teachers with tools and resources that encourage students to engage deeply in their learning and take ownership of their growth and... Read More

Teacher Spotlight – Pierina Ferrero Khoury

Pierina Ferrero Khoury has been an educator for 11 years. She started as a secondary English Teacher and currently supports Kindergarten students as a Special Education Teacher. As a member of Opportunity Education’s Teacher... Read More

Active Learning’s Bad Rap

It’s a refrain I’ve heard from my earliest days as a teacher to my work as an instructional coach: “Well, yes, her activities are very… creative… but are her students really being challenged?” “We really need to... Read More

Transforming Your Classroom with Effective Feedback

I recently re-read an article from 2016 by Dylan William called “The Secret of Effective Feedback.” Over the past several years we’ve consistently found that feedback is one of the best ways teachers can improve students’... Read More