How can teachers foster social awareness and empathy through student-generated questions? Teachers are often looking for new ways to build connections between course content and their students’ lives. In this classroom example, Erin Wynn, a 7th grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher, used the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) to engage students at the start of […]
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 […]
Here’s a clip from a video showing Boston students actively using the QFT. For the full video walking through the whole process, watch on the Educator Network .
This post is the last in a series of guest blogs by Robert Welch on how he utilizes the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) in his curriculum around the novel Out of the Dust. To see his previous blogs click here. Ultimately , students left their experiences reading and discussing Out of the Dust with a good of […]
“…this was clear evidence that the QFT was a process that students viewed as an authentic and effective tool for their learning, not just something that their teacher was making them do.” In our last weekly post from the field, educator Robert Welch describes how his students embrace the Question Formulation Technique and use it […]
Controversy as Catalyst for Questioning: Students Question the Rolling Stone Cover after Marathon Bombing
This Tuesday, our weekly post from the field comes from Matt Parrilli (on RQI Network @mparrilli), an English department chair in Illinois. Why do they make him look like a celebrity?” “Was the date and location of the bombing significant to him?” “What did his family do to fail him?” “Does where he comes from […]
This is a guest post by Esther Lee As a special education teacher in New York City, I had gotten used to my heterogeneous classroom of kids. Last year, however, I was taken aback by my classroom that consisted of 9 to 12 year olds, with mild to severe disabilities of various kinds. I had […]