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Publications

The Right Question Institute’s work spans the fields of education, health care, school-family partnership, and democracy. To support our initiatives in these areas, we publish books, articles, blog posts, research, and make media appearances. Books Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions: A Powerful Strategy for Strengthening School-Family Partnerships (ASCD: 2016) by Luz Santana, Dan Rothstein, and Agnes Bain Partnering with…

It’s All About the Question

By Ellen Gammel The Fitchburg High School state report came back… Level 3… again. For schools in Massachusetts, this Department of Education label informs us we are in the bottom 20% of schools – definitely a label no school wants. The discouragement and frustration came to the forefront, and then the big question: Why? Why are our scores not improving? Why are our students struggling? And finally, why can’t they just get the…

My Learning Philosophy

By Nicole Cruz, RDH, BSDH It’s vital that I structure my classroom as a learning environment, and not just a teaching environment. The difference is simple: in a learning environment, the focus is on the students and their learning. In a teaching environment, the focus is on the knowledge of the teacher. The whole point of education should be to help the students learn- and learn deeply. I think the common practice of having lecture as the…

It’s Their Class Now! Building Classrooms of Curiosity

Just curious” It’s a statement that has been near and dear to my heart for as long as I can remember. “Does life on other planets exist? Just curious.” “Is the Bible a real history book? Just curious.” “What was life like in the Americas before the Europeans arrived? Just curious.” A couple of years ago, I found myself extremely frustrated that so many of the topics and questions of my classes were generated by me. At the time, it appeared…

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. Our materials are available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means you may use, adapt, revise, re-purpose, and share our materials. We ask that you reference the Right Question Institute by including “Source: rightquestion.org” on any materials you use or develop….

Student Questions, Shifting Classrooms

by Erica DeVoe The past three books I’ve read changed me. Actually, they defined me. No wait, they articulated what I’ve always known myself to be, but I had yet to articulate it for myself… and that, that is what saved me. Grant Lichtman’s The Falconer, Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question, and Santana and Rothstein’s Make Just One Change (MJOC) have brought me off that ledge of not knowing how to exist as a 21st century educator within a…

Summer Seminar 2014 – Boston, MA

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions Third Annual Summer Seminar One Strategy That Enhances All Teaching And Learning Annual Summer Seminar: Wheelock College 43 Hawes St, Brookline, MA 02446 Please note that the information below is a description of our July 2014 seminar, we are currently planning for our 2015 seminars and will be sharing that information and opening registration soon! “I learned a whole new way to get students…

Chicago

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions Midwest Summer Seminar Chicago Area Maine West High School 1755 South Wolf Road Des Plaines, IL 60018 Please note that the information below is a description of our June 2014 seminar, we are currently planning for our 2015 seminars and will be sharing that information and opening registration soon! Click here to Register Now! “I learned a whole new way to get students involved in their own…

Summer Seminar: LA

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions Third Annual Summer Seminar A one-day seminar on how to use the Question Formulation Technique to promote greater student engagement and facilitate deeper learning Wildwood School 11811 W. Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 Please note that the information below is a description of our June 2014 seminar, we are currently planning for our 2015 seminars and will be sharing that information and opening…