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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
What does it (actually) take to succeed at work today?
Succeeding at work in today’s world requires different habits and skills than Frederick Winslow Taylor, the father of scientific management, would have prioritized. Thus, OE provides an educational experience to students that will... 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
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
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
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
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
How a Veteran Teacher Creates a Cutting Edge Learning Environment
At Opportunity Education, we’re always encouraging our students to drive their own learning. Luckily for the students at University of Maryland’s Upward Bound program, Debora Gaskins, Lead Mentor and Chemistry teacher, is a... Read More
What Is a Quest?
At the heart of Quest Forward Learning are deep convictions that the ultimate end goal of an education is for students to develop the mindsets, essential habits (read more about the essential habits here), and skills they need to... Read More