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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
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
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
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
Adopting Technology in the Classroom
Many teachers are reluctant to adopt technology in their classroom, because they worry about how it will distract the students and take away from the material being taught. However, we believe technology can revolutionize the... Read More
A Distinct Form of Mentoring and Instructing
Mentors in Quest Forward Learning are committed to facilitating learning, rather than just providing educational content, and it’s often unclear how instruction can fit into the mentoring approach. However, in reality, mentoring and... Read More
Our Vision For Mentoring
The Quest Forward Vision for Mentors describes how mentors can help young people grow and expand their academic, social, and personal skills.... Read More