Right Question Stories from the Field: Beowulf, Romeo and Juliet, and Modern-Day Hester Prynnes

How English teachers use the Question Formulation Technique to support students as they pursue deeper understanding of texts and develop their critical thinking. By Chris Orchard Teaching English is more than drilling students in the details of punctuation, pronouns and parallel structure, though such things are important. It’s more than lecturing about poetry and prose, […]

@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 @CHSD94 civics loves @RightQuestion QFT to develop @C3Teachers supporting questions for inquiry! @NCSS_C3LC work pic.twitter.com/obc8xRkrCF — Mary Ellen Daneels (@wego_civics) February 6, 2016   […]

@RightQuestion Digest: Student’s Blog Reflects Upon the QFT, Kindergartners’ Questions About Matter, QFT on Communities and Systems, & More!

As a part of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), Mark Schwarz (@MarkTSchwarz) asked students to reflect on the process. “Once we wrote down one question on a piece of paper, more seemed to form and tumble out [of] our heads than we could ever imagine.” To read more, check out this student’s excellent blog post about […]

@RightQuestion Digest: The QFT for Sustained Inquiry, for Students Learning English as an Additional Language, & More!

John Larmer (@johnlBIE), Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education, mentions the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) in his blog, “Gold Standard PBL: Sustained Inquiry.” This blog eloquently describes sustained inquiry through providing classroom examples from different grade levels. Read the blog here. New! Sustained Inquiry in Project Based Learning – http://t.co/wa84A8HesE via @johnlBIE #EdChat […]

@RightQuestion Digest: The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) in Middle School

The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) in Middle School “How was space even created? O -> C Was space created by a gas nebula?” Monica Reilly (@DrMReilly1), an educator at Independence Middle School, Virginia Beach, VA, used the QFT in an eighth grade earth science class. Students developed their own questions about space exploration. The Question Focus […]

@RightQuestion Digest: The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) in Early Childhood Education & Elementary School

The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) in Early Childhood Education Teachers at Franklin Early Childhood Center, Melrose, MA (@MelroseCurricul) used a playground as their Question Focus (QFocus)! Franklin teachers used new playground as focus of inquiry to engage in questioning last week @RightQuestion pic.twitter.com/LWZwdmVM6L — MAdams (@MelroseCurricul) October 13, 2015   The QFT in Elementary School […]

@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 […]

@RightQuestion Digest: Connections with Project-Based Learning, Information Fluency, & Danielson’s Framework

Improving Student Inquiry In his blog post, Improving Student Inquiry with the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) and PBL, Drew Perkins (@dperkinsed) discusses the value of implementing the QFT in a project-based learning (PBL) classroom. Perkins advocates for the use of the QFT because it can elevate student autonomy and collaboration while also creating a classroom culture of exploration and […]