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Skills Don’t Have To Be “Extra”

Years ago I worked in a middle school in Chicago that had a really incredible media arts program. Professional filmmakers, roboticists, musicians, and game designers primarily ran the program through after school clubs, elective... Read More

AI Can Save Education From Itself

This article appeared in the Opinion section of the Wall Street Journal on 1/23/2023.   ChatGPT, the new artificial-intelligence technology created by Open AI, has many worrying about the future of education. The two largest... Read More

Active Reading Bookmark: Resource Spotlight

Don't Spoil It. Let Them Build Skills! I clicked through the PowerPoint….and wow. Beautiful images. Fun fonts, great colors. Cool slide transitions. All the information seemed to be accurate. And it included a lot: author... 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

Learning How to Learn When You are Learning

"How much do you think you're learning?" A recent study shows that many students don't get this answer right, and the effects are surprising.... Read More

Going Gradeless: Here’s How We Do It

Grades are so much a part of our own learning experiences and the tools available to teachers today it might be hard to imagine your school without grades. But as many of you already know, it’s possible — and powerful when you can... Read More

10 Strategies for Developing Work Skills

Help students (or anyone!) develop work skills to be successful in their courses, future academic pursuits, careers, and life.... Read More

6 Work Skills for High School and Beyond

Learning work skills during high school can benefit students for the long term. Learn how Quest Forward schools support this important skill development.... Read More

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