We’ve developed this resource page to help educators deepen their understanding of the QFT and offer materials to support implementation of the strategy.
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The most comprehensive discussion and analysis of how to use the Question Formulation Technique can be found in our book Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions which is available through Harvard Education Press.
Use these resources to learn the process and how to facilitate the QFT.
Experiencing the QFT
This guide describes the key components of the QFT and includes a template that will allow you to experience the process.
Introducing the QFT Into Your Classroom Practice
This powerpoint will help you prepare for introducing your students or colleagues to the QFT. It includes all the steps of the process and teaching tips.
Steps of the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) & Video Guide
Detailed steps of the QFT and links to video footage for corresponding steps.
Make Just One Change Companion Guide
This supplementary resource is for educators who are reading Make Just One Change: Teach Students How To Ask Their Own Questions. The guide provides an overview of the chapters as well as additional resources to support educators or groups of educators who are reading the book and learning about the Question Formulation Technique.
Better Questions, Better Decisions Workshop
The BQBD Voter Engagement Workshop offers a simple, easy to implement, engagement nonpartisan lesson for any middle school or high school social studies teacher, history teacher, librarian, or educator who would like to engage students in thinking about the importance of the elections and voting process.
Online Tools for Planning and Assessing your use of the QFT
These forms are designed 1) to help you use backwards planning to guide your use of the QFT; 2) to help you reflect on your facilitation of the QFT and create a plan for continued improvement. The planning tool should be used before implementing the QFT, and the assessment tool should be used after the QFT has been used. Upon completion, your form will be emailed to the address you provided.
Facilitating the QFT Template
This powerpoint template includes all the QFT steps. Just add the Question Focus and you can use it to facilitate the process.
An Introduction to QFocus Design
This resource will take you through all the steps needed to begin to design Question Focus activities.
Assessing Facilitation of the QFT
Use this chart to assess how you are facilitating the QFT and plan how to improve your facilitation of the process.
QFT Card: Key Steps of the Process
The QFT Card provides a quick snapshot of the six core components of the process. This resource is a good handout to distribute to participants after they’ve been introduced to the QFT process.
The Rules for Producing Questions
This resource should be distributed to small groups as a reminder of the rules.
Question Formulation Technique Outline
Here is a barebones template you can use to teach the QFT. Use it on its own or as a worksheet with the Facilitating the QFT Template.
QFT Small Group Worksheet
Use this worksheet to capture small group work after students have gone through the QFT process at least once.
La Ciencia y el Arte de la Técnica de Formulación de Preguntas (QFT)
A PowerPoint which outlines the science and the art of the Question Formulation Technique translated from English to Spanish.
Diseño Del Foco (QFocus)
This resource, translated from English to Spanish, will take you through all the steps needed to begin to design Question Focus activities.
Schritte der Fragenformulierung Technik von Englisch ins Deutsch übersetzt
Steps of the Question Formulation Technique translated from English to German.