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Mindset’s Impact On Learning

Great learning has the power to change how we think about ourselves, our relationships, and our role in the world. For both students and teachers, one of the most significant impacts on a person’s learning is their mindset, or... Read More

Tips for the Start of the School Year

✅ Decorate your classroom and organize supplies. ✅ Write lesson plans. ✅ Decide how to build relationships. ✅ Check your technology. ✅ Establish routines and procedures. ✅ Connect and collaborate with... 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

Alliances Increase Our Impact

At Opportunity Education we’re committed to helping teachers engage their students in learning that gives them the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the world. In addition to the many resources we create in-house, we’re... Read More

Stages of Grief: an English Teacher’s First Encounter with AI

Rachel Jerez is the Director of Professional Learning at Opportunity Education. After more than ten years of teaching, her lens on the world of technology will always be shaped by her experiences as a high school English teacher. In... Read More

Engagement is More than Participation

Earlier this spring I was able to visit with students at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa. In passing, I heard a student mention their “participation” in class. I was reminded of my own experiences in school, which mostly centered... Read More

Teacher Spotlight: Catherine Dempsey

Last week, Catherine Dempsey, one of the exceptional teachers at Quest Forward Academy Omaha, shared some of the ways she engages students in active, skills-forward learning.  As a science teacher and coach since 2021, Catherine... Read More

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