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Thoughts on Education

Grant Wiggins

May 25, 2015
My reply to Willingham, Part 2

In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the Washington Post, I …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Journalism: What is news? What is not news? How can I tell?
2 Journalism: How do my own culture, beliefs, and experiences influence the way I report the “facts”?
3 Economics: What is it worth? To whom? How value determined?
4 What are the benefits of taking a chance in language? The risks?
5 I know what happened in the text, but what does it all mean?
6 How can I use my knowledge of the structure of language to write more effectively?
7 What is my responsibility to my community?
8 To what extent does power or the lack of power affect individuals?
9 What is a well-written biography?
10 How can I be a good book club member and hold up my end of any conversation I have about literature?
11 How can small moments have big effects on our feelings, thinking, and behavior?
12 How can I increase my level of awareness of and interest in the stories of people who are around me every day?
13 As a biographer, what kind of research will be the most valuable and helpful for me?
14 How does effective use of structure (setting, plot, characters, obstacles/helps, climax, ending) impact me as a reader/viewer and writer/performer of plays?
15 How can similarity help us solve problems? What is the difference between similarity and congruence?
16 How are graphs related to their corresponding equations or inequalities? How can I use that?
17 How can this be represented mathematically? What are the unknowns? What are the relationships?
18 How can a number help me to improve my education?
19 5. What story does this graph tell?
20 How useful are predictions from best-fit lines? What limitations are there to our predictions?
21 Why is it important for a conservationist to know place value when determining and reporting on the danger of extinction of an animal?
22 How do I know if a quadratic model is appropriate?
23 What does this digit represent here?
24 What changes? What stays the same? How can I describe it?
25 How is our genetic information preserved during cell division?