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Customizing the Classroom: Differentiation in Quest Forward Learning
We know it is not easy to create a flexible, differentiated learning experience for all students, but Quest Forward Mentors play an instrumental role in helping students set and achieve their goals. ... Read More
Meet Tupo: Mentoring With a New Mindset
In her positions as Mentor Teacher, Tupo is supporting the Tanzanian Mentors so they can develop a new mindset and use Quest Forward Learning to help their students gain their own mindset, habits, and skills. ... Read More
Shifting Gears: Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat
Personalized learning is the future—an education that is relevant, engaging, and authentic. This should be the expectation (not just the hope), and as mentors we can help make this shift possible.... Read More
Strength in Numbers: Quest Forward Coordinator Institutes Foster Collaboration in Tanzania
How do you launch Quest Forward Learning in 26 schools across mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar? First you make a plan, and then dedicated representatives from each school collaborate to make that plan a reality. The OE Tanzania Team... Read More
Tanzanian Quest Forward Schools are Supporting Student Growth
In a traditional Tanzanian classroom, students are passive participants in their education. The teachers actively determine what, when, and how the students learn. Students are taught to consider themselves as empty, and so they do... Read More
5 Factors to Consider When Planning a Quest-Based Course
As with anything new, mentors should be thorough and thoughtful when introducing Quest Forward Learning into their students’ lives. Mentor facilitation and detailed planning will set students up for success throughout the entire... Read More
One Mentor’s Journey to Drive Innovation
From national park guide to Quest Forward mentor, Kyle Collins has seen how facilitating exploration and encouraging curiosity has led to great growth in his students and himself. ... Read More
4 Types of Quests: Discovery, Practice, Design, & Reflection
As Quest Forward Learning has grown to serve many different kinds of learning experiences, programs and organizations, and as we have built many different quests in the process, the need for four different quest types has arisen. ... Read More
The Hands-Off Mentoring Approach
The role of a mentor in Quest Forward Learning can make or break a student’s learning progression. As a mentor, you bring to the table a unique combination of expertise and experience that is unlike any other mentor in your program,... Read More
The Progression of Incorporating Technology in Tanzanian Classrooms
We live in a dynamic world surrounded by an endless amount of information, which is supplied by the technology we have at our fingertips. For as prevalent as technology is now in society, it has also become integral to the world of... Read More