As an Albert Einstein Fellow (AEF) these past five months I've had the opportunity to gain more practice with the QFT. In October and November I took a course from the Harvard Graduate School of Education on the QFT and in December I introduced my fellow AEFs to the method at one of our First Friday professional development sessions. In January I presented on the QFT at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting in Orlando. This was my first time presenting at a conference and I was a little worried that no one would attend my session since it was opposite the talk of Keynote speaker Dr. James Gates of Brown University. Despite my worries, the QFT room was filled to capacity with physics teachers eager to learn how to get their students to ask their own questions!
February provides another opportunity for me to present the QFT to the faculty of South Warren High School. I look forward to the presentation and to reconnecting with colleagues and friends who I've been missing while "on assignment" in Washington, D.C. If you're a teacher or teacher leader I certainly recommend checking out the QFT.