Build Media Literacy Skills with the Question Formulation Technique

In an era of fake news, “fish gape,” Instagram selfies, and political Tweets, students need tools to navigate and analyze our media landscape. By learning to ask their own questions about media, and by using questions to engage in rigorous analysis, students can strengthen their ability to think critically about the media-saturated world around them. […]

My QFT Journey: Putting Students’ Minds into Motion with their Questions

by James Brewster I’m proud to serve as the U.S. History teacher at the Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy in Austin, Texas, a 6th-8th grade, Title I campus. My students don’t always see themselves reflected in the subject I teach and don’t always feel like they have agency in their learning. With that in […]

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 […]

@RightQuestion Digest: Library of Congress Presentation, Students’ Questions about Literature, & More

Dan Rothstein Presenting at Library of Congress’ Online Conference On Tuesday, October 27th Right Question Institute co-director Dan Rothstein (@DanRothstein) will be presenting as a part of Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources online conference. Dan’s presentation, Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions, will be held from 5:00-6:00pm (EDT). If you are interested, […]

@RightQuestion Digest: The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) and Social Studies

Combating the “Erosion of Engagement” with the Question Formulation Technique In his blog post, Inquiry as Empowerment, Dr. David Bosso (@DavidBosso) discusses the steady “erosion of engagement” occurring in classrooms across the country. With students engaging less in their education as they get older, Dr. Bosso shares the importance of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) for stimulating student engagement […]