Author: Jolene Zywica

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February 5, 2019

If At First You Don’t Succeed: Learning from Setbacks

The ability to cope with setbacks, adapt, and then move forward in a productive way is key to having positive well-being and achieving professional success. Learn how Quest Forward Learning helps students develop this skill.

January 28, 2019

2018: A Year of Learning

The year 2018 was the first time OE moved from a place of experimentation to seeing real impact both in the US and in Tanzania. Check out this blog to celebrate the major milestones and several organizational wins!

November 19, 2018

Curious about Curiosity?

Curiosity promotes spontaneous exploration, active learning, and inquiry. This is why Quest Forward Learning includes “Be Curious” as one of the six Essential Habits.

October 25, 2018

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.

October 1, 2018

Learning and Improving with Authentic Assessment

Quest Forward Learning enables students to become active, lifelong learners who bring value to their work and community. One way we support this is by providing opportunities for students to actively develop and apply the mindset, habits, ...Read More

August 20, 2018

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

June 25, 2018

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.

April 3, 2018

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.

October 20, 2017

Get Active!

Picture yourself in a classroom where students are not sitting at desks listening to a teacher lecture, but instead are moving around conducting experiments, collaborating with their peers, and asking each other thought-provoking ...Read More

June 22, 2017

The Role of Practice in a Post-Memorization World

Practice is an essential part of learning, so how can we provide learners with the right kinds of practice, no matter what the subject is? Here are some recommendations for authentic and engaging practice.