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March 18, 2019

The Process of Making Progress: Quest Forward Learning Takes Hold in Tanzania

Within Tanzania and most of Africa, nearly all secondary school students learn by rote memorization, acquiring facts and figures that have little relevance or meaning outside of the classroom. When envisioning the future, it is clear ...Read More

March 12, 2019

Mentor Spotlight: Eva Minde

Eva Minde is a Chemistry and Biology Mentor at Marangu Hills School who speaks on her experience integrating Quest Forward Learning into her classroom.

January 14, 2019

Setting Goals: A Process of Practice

At Opportunity Education, our goal is not for students to simply “get an A,” but instead to strive toward the development of important skills, habits, and course-specific competencies, such as goal setting.

January 8, 2019

Meet Boaz Msechu: Mentor by Design

Boaz offers his insights into how quests have played a crucial role in his mentoring decisions and planning—and how the design of quests supports his ability to track student progress and guide them through quest-related activities ...Read More

November 29, 2018

Meet Mussa John Challa: Giving Students a Voice

As a Quest Forward mentor, Mussa John Challa strives to make his students learning experience much different than his own, by encouraging them to drive their own learning and by facilitating opportunities for them to build their ...Read More

November 26, 2018

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; and ...Read More

October 29, 2018

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.

October 22, 2018

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.

September 24, 2018

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.

September 20, 2018

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.