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Designing for Relevance: Creating Quests That Engage Students

Students learn better when their coursework is relevant to their own lives. Quest Forward Learning builds relevance into courses and quests, incorporating active participation in, and connection to, one’s own learning.... 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

The Myth of Digital Natives

Today’s students are fundamentally different as they are “digital natives", which some people believe gives them unique cognitive abilities. However, our experience with Quest Forward Learning has shown this assumption to be wrong.... Read More

Learning and Improving with Authentic Assessment

In a traditional classroom, teachers provide feedback to students through tests or quizzes, which leaves students out of the process. By contrast, Quest Forward Learning students can improve and refine their learning skills and habits... 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