Big Idea #1 - One-Size-Doesn't-Fit-All Homework

Getting students to do their homework can be challenging, especially if the homework is about a topic that does not interest the students. One school individualized homework based on the students' interest and parental input while still focusing on content standards. Read the article to learn about the successes and challenges that come with individualizing homework.

Big Idea #2 - Advice for New Teachers

Being a new teacher is a challenge just by iteslf. An informal poll of OPI employees who are teachers said the first parent-teacher conference as a new teacher is equally nerve-wracking as their first day of school as a teacher. Read the article written by one veteran teacher (who does not work for OPI) for new teachers about how a little empathy for parents goes a long way in the parent-teacher conferences. 

Big Idea #3 - Teacher Learning Hub Special Edition

Staring in March, the 3 Big Ideas will sending a Teacher Learning Hub Special Edition once a month. The special edition will list all the new courses available on the Hub, as well as upcoming facilitated courses. Watch for the first edition on Monday, March 6th.

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