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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 […]

Inquiring Minds: Interview on Right Question Institute’s Conferences

“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.

Education Talk Radio Interview with Luz Santana and Dan Rothstein

“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 […]

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 […]

ASCD Author to Author Video: Luz Santana – Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions

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 […]

Cultivating Curiosity by Deliberately Teaching Students How to Ask Questions by Andrew Minigan

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.   […]

Response: Metacognition is a ‘Catalyst for Action’ by Dan Rothstein

In Larry Ferlazzo’s post on Ed Week, Right Question Institute Co-Director Dan Rothstein responds to the question: What is metacognition and why should teachers be concerned about it? Dan writes, “We need to begin to see metacognition less as an activity residing solely in the interior regions of the mind and see it more as a catalyst […]

‘Partnering With Parents’ by Asking Questions – Interview with Education Week

“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 […]

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 […]