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 […]

“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, […]

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 […]

The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) in Social Studies

Steps of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) & Video Guide After logging in or signing up for the Educator Network, click here to download detailed steps of the QFT and links to video footage for corresponding steps. Questions, Frameworks, and Classrooms By John Lee, Kathy Swan, SG Grant, Dan Rothstein, and Luz Santana The College, […]

Reflecting on Question Week 2017

My colleagues and I at The Right Question Institute are energized and inspired by the great work of educators who are using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) all around the world to stimulate student curiosity, to promote deeper learning, and to help students build a democratic habit of mind by asking questions. Question Week, which began on Sunday, March […]

Free Library of Congress Webinar: Questions are the Engines of Intellect

  The Right Question Institute will be presenting a free webinar, “Questions are the Engines of Intellect”: How to Stimulate Student Curiosity and Questions, on October 26th for the Library of Congress’ Online Conference: Discover and Explore with Library of Congress Primary Sources. Sign up for free today to learn how to use students’ questions for teaching with primary sources, and read […]

Announcing The Million Classrooms Campaign

The Right Question Institute (RQI) is excited to launch our campaign to ensure that the Question Formulation Technique is used to develop students’ thinking abilities and curiosity in a million classrooms by the year 2020. Our “Million Classrooms Campaign” is part of a larger project made possible with the support of a generous grant from the […]

The Question Formulation Technique Mentioned in The Atlantic and the New York Times Learning Network

The Right Question Institute Mentioned in The Atlantic In, “Educating an Original Thinker,” The Atlantic’s education columnist Jessica Lahey interviews Wharton Professor Adam Grant about his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. In the interview, Grant explores the role that educators and parents can have in nurturing original thinking in children. He argues that creative thinking skills […]

Announcing Question Week 2016, March 13th – 19th

  ***Check back throughout the week of March 13th as we update this page with new content!*** New Content on Video: The Question Formulation Technique in a High School Science Class Video: Using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for Formative Assessment How to Deepen Student Learning Using PBL & the QFT by Jim Bentley […]