“We learn just as much from educators who have used this strategy as they do from us.” Right Question Institute Education Project and Research Coordinator, Andrew Minigan, discusses the active, collaborative learning that educators experience in every Question Formulation Technique Professional Development session. Read Andrew’s full interview with Convene Editor in Chief Michelle Russell.
“We learned that the need was not to give them the questions but to develop the skills so that they could ask questions in all settings and situations.” Luz Santana and Dan Rothstein describe how lessons learned while working with low-income parents in Lawrence, MA led to the foundation of the Question Formulation Technique and ultimately […]
by Andrea Giordano-Rink In my 24 years of teaching high school English in the Sweetwater District in Southern California I have never used a strategy as powerful as the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). I am teaching Honors English 11 this year with a very unique set of students. These are the students, primarily, who have […]
In this video, Right Question Institute (RQI) Co-Director Luz Santana shares her thoughts and insights about RQI’s exciting work on school-family partnership and the newly published book she authored with Dan Rothstein and Agnes Bain, Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions (ASCD 2016). Discussing the Right Question Strategy and how it can be a […]
In his piece for Education Week, Andrew Minigan, RQI Education Project and Research Coordinator, writes, “Question formulation is fundamental to cognitive development and how we learn from others, and yet it is a skill that is rarely developed in classrooms.” Read his post on the importance of deliberately teaching students how to ask questions. […]
By Nicole Cruz, RDH, BSDH It’s vital that I structure my classroom as a learning environment, and not just a teaching environment. The difference is simple: in a learning environment, the focus is on the students and their learning. In a teaching environment, the focus is on the knowledge of the teacher. The whole point […]
“We soon observed that when parents learned to ask their own questions they quickly began to take a more active role in their children’s education, communicate more frequently with school staff and began to help their children in new ways.” Luz Santana, Dan Rothstein, and Agnes Bain interviewed about their new book, Partnering with Parents to […]