The skill of question asking is far too rarely deliberately taught in school. We have worked with and learned from educators to develop a teaching strategy that provides a simple yet powerful way to teach students how to formulate, work with, and use their own questions.
Sometimes, I have a lot of questions, and this way I can express those without being judged… I get to learn a lot more.
I think it helps us build higher level questions. When we go over our questions and try to make them better, it helps us think. The questions help us dig deeper and go beyond basic facts and we develop questions that give us more than yes or no answers.
The way it made me feel was smart because I was asking good questions and giving good answers.
I really enjoyed the QFT lesson. I felt empowered because I was the one coming up with the questions, not just the teacher. My favorite part of the lesson was the “no judgment zone.” It made me feel more relaxed and more open to ask and answer questions. In the future, I hope that we do more of these lessons.
I do think that the QFT process did open up students to be inquisitive, reflective thinkers, and these characteristics permeated into how students approached learning in any content area or aspect of school.
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