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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

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

Umm, What About Feedback?

As a former teacher, it can be….tricky… to navigate my own kids’ experiences with feedback in school. For example, I recently received the following email from my son’s English teacher:  “I don’t return practice or... 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

Infographic: Engaging Students with Effective Feedback Loops

Teachers know that students learn best when they’re actively engaged in their learning. While there are many different ways to engage students, one strategy we’re focused on is establishing effective feedback loops between... Read More

5 Learning Principles We Rely On to Improve Student Engagement

The research backs up what every teacher intuitively knows: students learn best when they’re actively engaged in their learning. Engaged students perform better across nearly all metrics, and leave high school prepared for the... Read More

Learning Theories & Design Frameworks: The Research Driving Our Tools & Resources

We’ve come to believe that the single most important factor in a students’ learning is their level of engagement in their learning. Engaged students show up prepared, participate in class activities and projects, dedicate time and... Read More