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Engagement on the Rise

If you were an elementary school kid in the 90’s, you might remember the quiet, strategic thinking needed for an electrifying game of Heads Up, 7 Up!  Head down on the desk with your eyes squeezed shut and one thumb in the air,... Read More

Skills Don’t Have To Be “Extra”

Years ago I worked in a middle school in Chicago that had a really incredible media arts program. Professional filmmakers, roboticists, musicians, and game designers primarily ran the program through after school clubs, elective... Read More

AI Can Save Education From Itself

This article appeared in the Opinion section of the Wall Street Journal on 1/23/2023.   ChatGPT, the new artificial-intelligence technology created by Open AI, has many worrying about the future of education. The two largest... Read More

Active Reading Bookmark: Resource Spotlight

Don't Spoil It. Let Them Build Skills! I clicked through the PowerPoint….and wow. Beautiful images. Fun fonts, great colors. Cool slide transitions. All the information seemed to be accurate. And it included a lot: author... Read More

The Skills High School Students Need

The skills students develop through Quest Forward Learning — learning skills, work skills, and essential habits — can benefit them for the rest of their lives.... Read More

The Secret of Effective Feedback

I stumbled upon an article today by Dylan Wiliam (2016) called “The Secret of Effective Feedback.” I’m familiar with Wiliam’s work from his seminal publication with Black in 1998, “Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards... Read More

Education Needs to be about Skills

I read an interesting pair of articles in the Wall Street Journal last week. They touched upon the challenges young people face on their path from high school to career. Our work at Opportunity Education makes this topic particularly... Read More