Author: Jolene Zywica, PhD

Learning Theories and Design Frameworks

Learn about key learning and motivation theories and design frameworks and how they apply to Quest Forward Learning's design and implementation.... Read More

Want to change? Start with Tiny Habits.

A new behavior design model, Tiny Habits, can help anyone change behaviors and create new positive habits, including students.... Read More

5 Guiding Principles of Quest Forward Learning

Our 5 Guiding Principles of Quest Forward Learning are drawn from decades of research and guide nearly every aspect of our work.... Read More

The Ins and Outs of Grades in Quest Forward Academies

We have a unique approach to grades. Rather than focusing on a letter, we help students focus more on their learning, skills, and growth.... Read More

The Skills High School Students Need

The skills students develop through Quest Forward Learning — learning skills, work skills, and essential habits — can benefit them for the rest of their lives.... Read More

To Improve High School, Collaborate with Students

By collaborating with Quest Forward students, we learned more about what they need to set and achieve goals, how to improve their school experiences, and how best to empower their success.... Read More

How can teachers assess engagement?

Learn about how teachers can assess student engagement in a low-stakes way to identify trends and encourage productive reflection with students.... Read More

Engagement Matters

Student engagement is more than class participation, it is the role students play in driving their own learning, and it is essential to student success.... Read More