The Power of Student Led Questions, 58/180

Contributed by Teresa Cross, Elementary School ESL Teacherhe Power of Student Led Questions

I’ve been reading Make Just Once Change by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana.  This title was intriguing, can one change really have that much of an impact? The change that the book refers to is have students learn how to pose questions and make them into better questions. The method is called the Question Formulation Technique (QFT).

My biggest takeaway from this book is as follows:

  • All students should and can learn to formulate their own questions.
  • All educators can easily teach the skill as part of their regular practice.

I came across this video of an 8th grade class working with this Question Focus as they come to the end of a unit of study.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfXEf0nG51I

How are you having your students pose questions and share them their peers?

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