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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.... Read More

Student in the Spotlight: Bailee

Bailee Guggenmos is a first-year student at Quest Forward Academy Omaha. We performed a brief interview to see how she's adjusting to life as a Quest Forward student! ... Read More

Anatomy of a Short Course: Authority

The short course on Authority, part of the Quest Forward Learning Exploration Phase, draws on this rich topic to advance goals in English and Social Sciences. Students learn what authority is, investigate figures of authority, and... 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

Testing the Waters: How the Exploration Phase Serves Students

The Quest Forward Learning curriculum is divided into three phases: Foundation Phase, Exploration Phase, and Transition Phase. These phases reflect the learning and development that occurs during students’ secondary-school education.... 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

One Year Later, One Year Wiser

Fast-forward one year, the Quest Forward Academies are showing what can be accomplished with a full implementation of the Quest Forward curriculum, platform, and methodology. ... Read More

A Distinct Form of Mentoring and Instructing

Mentors in Quest Forward Learning are committed to facilitating learning, rather than just providing educational content, and it’s often unclear how instruction can fit into the mentoring approach. However, in reality, mentoring and... Read More