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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
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
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
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
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