Join us for a Right Question Twitter QFTChat on Thursday, May 24 2018

The Right Question Institute invites you to join us for a Twitter chat (#QFTChat) on the evening of Thursday, May 24th (8pm ET). In the spirit of the QFT, rather than following the traditional Twitter chat format, we will pose several statements throughout the hour about different aspects of QFT design and facilitation. We will […]

Exploring Four Words for “Question” in Japanese

I’ve been pondering the word “question” for the last couple months. How do you translate “Question Formulation Technique” into Japanese – a language with four words for “question?” by Tomoko Ouchi Not all questions are the same I was born, raised and educated in Japan, and as The Right Question Institute’s international program specialist, I […]

The Question Formulation Technique in Japan

One year after an eye-opening trip to Japan, the Right Question Institute’s Dan Rothstein reflects on that country’s growing interest in the Question Formulation Technique and how educators in Japan face similar challenges – and share similar commitment – to those in the United States. Educators in Japan, as elsewhere, are seeking ways to provide a […]

Right Question Stories from the Field: Beowulf, Romeo and Juliet, and Modern-Day Hester Prynnes

How English teachers use the Question Formulation Technique to support students as they pursue deeper understanding of texts and develop their critical thinking. By Chris Orchard Teaching English is more than drilling students in the details of punctuation, pronouns and parallel structure, though such things are important. It’s more than lecturing about poetry and prose, […]

“Is the grading process needed?” Community College Students Question the Role of Grades

About 25 miles east of Los Angeles is Mt. San Antonio College, one of the largest community colleges in the state of California. Mt. SAC, as it is affectionately known as, has a diverse student population (~55% Latino, ~19% Asian, & ~11% White/ Non-Hispanic). The majority of students receive some financial aid (~75%) and most […]

Announcing Question Week 2018

To honor the commitment and the work of educators who facilitate student curiosity, we are excited to announce the fifth annual Question Week, in partnership with Warren Berger (author of A More Beautiful Question) and a number of other leading organizations focused on questioning. The online event will run from March 11 – March 17, […]

Branching Questions: Using the Question Formulation Technique in a Youth Tree Stewardship Program

by David Meshoulam, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: Check out this step-by-step video of David facilitating the Question Formulation Technique in a high school science class. This past summer I led a group of teenagers in Watertown, MA, in what will hopefully become an annual Trees for Watertown’s Teen Tree Stewardship Program. During the program teens learned about about […]

Integrating the Question Formulation Technique in PBL through the Launch

by Jennifer Pieratt, Ph.D. Leading organizations in the field of Project Based Learning (PBL) have identified inquiry as a characteristic of high quality PBL, and PBL facilitators are often interested in ways to sustain student inquiry; however after reflecting on my work in the field as an educator supporting teachers I have come to feel […]

Education Program Summer Fellowship Opportunity at the Right Question Institute

Position Type: Education Program Summer Fellow – The Right Question Institute Would you like the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a successful nonprofit working on innovative strategies in the field of education? If so, the Right Question Institute (RQI), an education nonprofit in Cambridge, MA, is offering a limited number of fellowship positions for summer […]

Summer Fellowship Opportunity at the Right Question Institute

Position Type: Summer Fellow – The Right Question Institute The Right Question Institute (RQI), a nonprofit organization in Cambridge, MA, is inviting you to apply to be a Summer Fellow. It is a great opportunity for students eager to review research from the field, conduct literature reviews, and provide support for programmatic efforts to teach […]