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Walking the Talk: Mentoring the Essential Habits

At Quest Forward Academies, mentors help students foster a growth mindset through the continual monitoring of habits in the classroom, the use of habit language in mentor-student interactions, and in the meaningful assessment that... Read More

Anatomy of a Short Course: Authority

The short course on Authority, part of the Quest Forward Learning Exploration Phase, draws on this rich topic to advance goals in English and Social Sciences. Students learn what authority is, investigate figures of authority, and... Read More

Building a Course: The Skills Framework

OE refers to the Quest Forward Learning curriculum as “skills-forward." In this blog, you can learn more about what that means, how it's applied, and what we hope students gain from this curriculum approach. ... 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

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

Quest Walkthrough: Ecosystem Components

Learn more from Lenore Myka about how quest designers create and develop their content to relate it to Quest Forward students real life experiences, previous knowledge, and future applications. ... 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

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

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