Author: Jolene Zywica

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If At First You Don’t Succeed: Learning from Setbacks
The ability to cope with setbacks, adapt, and then move forward in a productive way is key to having positive well-being and achieving professional success. Learn how Quest Forward Learning helps students develop this skill. ... Read More
2018: A Year of Learning
The year 2018 was the first time OE moved from a place of experimentation to seeing real impact both in the US and in Tanzania. Check out this blog to celebrate the major milestones and several organizational wins! ... Read More
Curious about Curiosity?
Curiosity promotes spontaneous exploration, active learning, and inquiry. This is why Quest Forward Learning includes “Be Curious” as one of the six Essential Habits.... Read More
The Power of Mindset
Quest Forward Learning encourages two mindsets: growth mindset and outward mindset, and students use these while learning, developing skills, fostering relationships, achieving in school, and succeeding in other areas of life. ... Read More
Learning and Improving with Authentic Assessment
Quest Forward Learning enables students to become active, lifelong learners who bring value to their work and community. One way we support this is by providing opportunities for students to actively develop and apply the mindset,... Read More
Advances in Skill Assessments
Over the last century, in most schools in the U.S. and abroad, students have been evaluated on their academic performance based on a grading scale. Tests, quizzes, homework assignments, and projects are typically assigned a letter or... Read More
A Glimpse into the Habit, “Manage Yourself”
Quest Forward Learning’s Director of Research and Development, Jolene Ph.D, provides insight on why we believe young adults learning how to manage themselves is an extremely valuable tool for high school and beyond.... Read More
Six Essential Habits
In our work here at Opportunity Education, we believe that young people need six essential habits to thrive in life, career, and school.... Read More
Get Active!
Picture yourself in a classroom where students are not sitting at desks listening to a teacher lecture, but instead are moving around conducting experiments, collaborating with their peers, and asking each other thought-provoking... Read More
The Role of Practice in a Post-Memorization World
Practice is an essential part of learning, so how can we provide learners with the right kinds of practice, no matter what the subject is? Here are some recommendations for authentic and engaging practice.... Read More