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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

Meet Ed Vogel: Building Community with Words

As a new mentor this year at Quest Forward Academy Omaha, Ed Vogel is particularly attuned to how words empower students to communicate ideas and enable mentors to facilitate discussion. ... 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