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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 Writing/Drafting: How can I describe something in a way that will make it come alive for the reader?
2 Writing/Publishing: When is my writing ready for its audience? How can I tell?
3 Geography: How do we avoid stereotyping the people of a region?
4 Civics: What is the relationship between the rights and the responsibilities of citizenship?
5 Civics: How can we keep government responsive to needs and interests?
6 How might learning a language open doors of opportunity?
7 How fluent do I need to be in speaking and/or writing a new language in order to be able to communicate effectively?
8 How can cultural awareness enhance my language learning, and vice versa?
9 What can we learn about a culture by studying its families? Its celebrations? Its monuments? Its government? Its controversies?
10 Why do people dream? What inspires their dreams?
11 How can using extended metaphors enhance my understanding and perspective on life?
12 What is the pattern/relationship here? What are the unknowns? How can this be represented mathematically?
13 3. How can I present this data? Which way is best?
14 How do polynomials represent real-world phenomena and situations?
15 What comes next place in the pattern?
16 What story does this graph tell?
17 Are any mathematical laws acting here? How can a little say a lot?
18 What is a reasonable answer? Does my solution work out in a real-world context?
19 How do pictures (graphs, polynomial and rational expressions) paint a thousand words?
20 What is another way I could go about solving this problem? Which one is best here?
21 How will manipulating one measurement of an object affect its other measurements?
22 What is evolution?
23 EQ1: Can I prove this is always true? How can I do this in an organized way?
24 EQ2: How does knowing relationships among formulas and types of angles assist in problem solving?
25 OAEQ4: What claim can I make? How does the evidence support the claim?