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Make Magic Happen with Hexagonal Thinking

The deep sighs and collective groans of “not again” from the seniors in my English classes felt like an urgent plea for change. They were eager for fresh activities and strategies to spice up their learning experience. Admittedly,... Read More

Teacher Spotlight: Catherine Dempsey

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

10 Strategies for Developing Work Skills

In my last post, I described four essential work skills to help your students work smartly, efficiently and successfully. Those skills are:   Focus   Plan   Make an Effort   Document Today I’m going to focus on... Read More

4 Work Skills Your Students Need To Succeed

Today we’re going to focus on four work skills that will help your students work smartly, efficiently, and successfully. These skills emphasize executive functioning and are essential for students to succeed in school, career, and... Read More

Get to know the Learning Skills that help students COMMUNICATE

At last, we arrive at our final category of Learning Skills: Communicate! Check out the first 3 if you haven’t already seen them: Explore, Analyze, and Reason. Communicate includes the following Learning Skills: ... Read More

Get to know the Learning Skills that help students REASON

In our last two posts we focused on strategies and activities to help students build skills as they Explore and Analyze.  In this post we focus on a third category of skills, Reason, which includes the following Learning... Read More

Get to know the Learning Skills that help students ANALYZE

In our last post we focused on strategies and activities to support students build skills as they Explore. Those Learning Skills include Establish Meaning, Ask Questions, and Investigate.  In this post we focus on a second... Read More

Get to know the Learning Skills that help students EXPLORE

When you think of your time in school, as a student, what comes to mind? Is it what you learned? Or how you learned it and what you did?  These days I can’t tell you the first thing about Calculus, or anything about Chemistry.... Read More