The resources on the Right Question School-Family Partnership Strategy are organized as follows:
1. Learning the strategy
- Introducing the Right Question School-Family Partnership Strategy
2. Teaching the strategy
- Question Formulation Technique (QFT)
- Framework for Accountable Decision Making (FADM)
- Support, Monitor, and Advocate Model
1. LEARNING ABOUT THE STRATEGY
This annotated power point presentation will introduce you to the origins of the strategy, its rationale and components, and some examples of integration.
We recommend you review this Power Point presentation first to learn about the different components and rationale for the Right Question School-Family Partnership Strategy. You can also use this presentation to introduce the strategy to colleagues.
2. FACILITATING THE STRATEGY
Use this set of resources to teach the strategy to parents or colleagues. The resources in each component include a power point presentation, a facilitator’s guide, and templates for teaching.
- RESOURCES ABOUT QUESTION FORMULATION: Strengthening Parents’ Skills to Ask Better Questions Using the Question Formulation Technique
- Power Point: This annotated Power Point presentation includes all the steps needed to facilitate the Question Formulation Technique with parents or colleagues. You will just need to add a question focus to make the question formulation process relevant to your audience.
- Guide: You can use this guide as you prepare parents to ask better questions about their children’s education. The guide includes a rationale and all the steps you need. It also includes teaching tips and a template.
- RESOURCES ABOUT DECISIONS: Asking Questions about Decisions: The Framework for Accountable Decision-Making
- Power Point: This annotated Power Point presentation includes all the steps needed to facilitate a hands on experience in the Framework for Accountable Decision Making (FADM). The FADM is used in combination with the Question Formulation Technique. Participants will learn how to identify decisions and ask questions about three specific components of decision making: the reason, process, and role.
- Guide: Use this guide to prepare parents ask questions about decisions. You will find in this guide a rationale for building parents’ skills to ask their own questions about decisions, a step by step guide for teaching the skill, and facilitation tips. The guide also includes a simple template you can use with parents.
- RESOURCES ABOUT THE SUPPORT, MONITOR AND ADVOCATE MODEL: Three Roles Parents Can Play in Their Children’s Education
- Power Point: Use this Power Point to facilitate an activity for parents to parents learn about three roles they can play, reflect on how they are playing the roles, and think about how they can play them further.
- Guide: The guide includes a rationale for the model, a step-by-step process for facilitation, facilitation tips, and a template.
- FACILITATION TEMPLATES: A Simple and Powerful Strategy to Build School-Family Partnerships
- This resource is a compilation of templates for teaching the Right Question School-Family Partnership Strategy. These are the same templates found at the end of the teaching guides. You will find a template for introduce parents to the three roles they can play, how to ask better questions, and how to ask questions about decisions.