Educator Resource Area

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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Make Just One Change

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.

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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.

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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.

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Tips for Facilitating the QFT

This two-page summary offers a list of tips and best practices for facilitating the QFT.

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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.

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An Introduction to QFocus Design

This resource will take you through all the steps needed to begin to design Question Focus activities.

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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.

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Use these as handouts when introducing or using the QFT.

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.

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The Rules for Producing Questions

This resource should be distributed to small groups as a reminder of the rules.

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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.

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QFT Small Group Worksheet

Use this worksheet to capture small group work after students have gone through the QFT process at least once.

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Use these resources to introduce the QFT to parents.

Parent Engagement – School Environment Workshop

Use this scripted workshop guide to help parents develop question formulation skills and learn three specific roles they can play to participate effectively in their children’s education.

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Parent Engagement Teaching Outline

Add any topic to this outline and teach parents to ask their own questions.

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