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Right Question Institute QFT Seminar

Right Question Institute Banner for Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique

As described by RQI, "the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) is the outcome of twenty years of work in developing and, most importantly, simplifying a straightforward, rigorous process that helps all students learn how to produce their own questions, improve their questions, and strategize on how to use their questions. In the process, they develop divergent, convergent and metacognitive thinking abilities."

Make Just One

Make Just One Change...

Make Just One Change not only makes the case for the importance of teaching students how to ask their own questions, it also provides a clear step-by-step process for teaching a sophisticated thinking skill to all learners. Its simplicity belies the significance of its approach for teaching students to actually think for themselves. No small accomplishment.

Join thousands of educators around the world who are reading the book, implementing the next day, discussing with colleagues the changes in students they observe, and organizing book clubs to share their ideas on how to spread the practice from classroom to classroom, from school to school and from community to community.  You can purchase the book online at or directly from Harvard Education Press.

Burlingame School District was pleased to host the Right Question Institute's West Coast Regional Seminar on Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique on August 16, 2018.

Educators from Burlingame SD, the Bay Area region and beyond engaged in a rich day of learning on the #QFT. 

For more info about the Right Question Institute, the Question Formulation Technique, the RQI Educator Network and resources visit the RQI website.