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Everyday Moments of Wonder
It was early in the morning at Mtakuja Secondary School, a Quest Forward Learning School located in Moshi rural, 28.9559 miles from the foot of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Soon after the morning assembly,... Read More
10 Reasons Why I Love Being a Mentor
Proches Anthony, a mentor at Mtakuja Secondary School, provides the reasons that he loves being a mentor at a Quest Forward Learning school.... Read More
Mentor Monthly Profile: Emanuel Mrema
Emanuel Mrema is a Social Sciences Mentor at Natiro Secondary School in Tanzania.  What made you want to become an educator? Three things:1. Personal inspiration: I wanted to become an educator in order to educate my... Read More
The Process of Making Progress: Quest Forward Learning Takes Hold in Tanzania
Within Tanzania and most of Africa, nearly all secondary school students learn by rote memorization, acquiring facts and figures that have little relevance or meaning outside of the classroom. When envisioning the future, it is clear... Read More
Mentor Spotlight: Eva Minde
Eva Minde is a Chemistry and Biology Mentor at Marangu Hills School who speaks on her experience integrating Quest Forward Learning into her classroom. ... Read More
Setting Goals: A Process of Practice
At Opportunity Education, our goal is not for students to simply “get an A,” but instead to strive toward the development of important skills, habits, and course-specific competencies, such as goal setting. ... Read More
Meet Boaz Msechu: Mentor by Design
Boaz offers his insights into how quests have played a crucial role in his mentoring decisions and planning—and how the design of quests supports his ability to track student progress and guide them through quest-related activities... Read More
Meet Mussa John Challa: Giving Students a Voice
As a Quest Forward mentor, Mussa John Challa strives to make his students learning experience much different than his own, by encouraging them to drive their own learning and by facilitating opportunities for them to build their... Read More
Quest-Based Planning: Putting Theory into Practice
The Quest Forward principles, while broad in theory, give detailed guidance on how to create meaningful, transformative learning. They help quests transition from theory into practice; direct instruction into active, engaged learning;... Read More
Building a Course: The Skills Framework
OE refers to the Quest Forward Learning curriculum as “skills-forward." In this blog, you can learn more about what that means, how it's applied, and what we hope students gain from this curriculum approach. ... Read More