@RightQuestion Digest: The Question Formulation Technique in Civics, Psychology, Social Studies, Pre-K, & More!

Educator Mary Ellen Daneels (@wego_civics) uses the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) with her high school civics students to delve deeper into contemporary political issues. The Question Focus: Funding for Planned Parenthood


Middle school teacher Jenny Lehotsky (@JennyLehotsky) incorporates personalized learning in her class by using the QFT.


Fifth grade teacher Jimmy Sapia (@mrsapia_teach) unlocks the power of student questioning through implementing the QFT in a social studies lesson on the Westward Movement. Question Focus: The Louisiana Purchase was important to the history of the United States of America


Educator Lauren Francese (@mindfulreaders) promotes inquiry with a thought-provoking Question Focus (QFocus) in her psychology class. Question Focus: Half of all 16-18 year olds admitted to New York City jails had a traumatic brain injury before incarceration.


The QFT can be used at all ages! Assistant Superintendent of Melrose Public Schools, Margaret Adams (@MelroseCurricul) shares Pre-K students’ experience using the QFT to talk about Jack and the Beanstalk. “How did the plant grow so tall?” one student wondered.


All movement requires force. Elementary school teacher Darren Elves (@DarrenElves) uses this Question Focus to engage his students during their Forces and Motion unit.


Elizabeth Temple (@MsETemple) shares images of the QFT underway in her sixth grade English class.

We would like to thank Kelly Wallace, RQI Education Intern & Codie Kane, RQI Graduate Education Intern for their work on this post. Our digest will keep you up to speed on the Right Question Institute’s latest news. If you have written a blog about your experience using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), have pictures of the QFT in action, or have other content that you think should be featured in an upcoming digest please share on Twitter @RightQuestion or by email (with the subject header RQI Digest) Interns@rightquestion.org

This blog was made possible through the support of a grant from the Sir John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

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