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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 11, 2019

One Leads to Many: TZ Quest Forward Schools

Opportunity Education Foundation Tanzania Quest Forward Schools have grown rapidly over the last two years. A learning community that began as one school in 2017 has now expanded to more than 20 schools in 2019.

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

December 6, 2018

Experiencing the Essential Habits: Changing Student Mindsets in Tanzania

One of the cornerstones of Quest Forward Learning is what we refer to as the Six Essential Habits. These habits assist Tanzanian secondary school graduates become well-rounded people who create value for themselves, their communities, and ...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

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.

November 12, 2018

A Global Connection: Transitioning to Quest Forward Learning

Despite various differences, Quest Forward Academy Omaha Director, Mark Smith, and Mtakuja Secondary School Coordinator, Boaz Msechu, share a common goal: to successfully and thoroughly implement Quest Forward Learning in their schools.

November 6, 2018

Designing for Relevance: Creating Quests That Engage Students

Students learn better when their coursework is relevant to their own lives. Quest Forward Learning builds relevance into courses and quests, incorporating active participation in, and connection to, one’s own learning.

November 1, 2018

Mastering Process: Relevance in Tanzania Classrooms

Quest Forward Learning platform, methodology, and curriculum give students an exciting way of learning that focuses on mastery rather than completion. One aspect that excites both mentors and students is relevance.