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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: What do I have to say? How can I best say it?
2 Writing/Publishing: What is the best form or medium in which to share this writing?
3 Economics: What is it worth? To whom? How value determined?
4 What do I do when I am stuck?
5 Who writes poetry, where do poets get their ideas, and how do they work?
6 How do others' expectations for a person influence the path his/her life takes?
7 What control do I have over the path my life takes?
8 What can I understand about the author and the text through his/her choice of language?
9 What is it exactly that I am learning?
10 What strategies can I use to make my writing come alive for my reader?
11 How do good writers express their thoughts and feelings clearly?
12 As a reader and listener, how do I become better at identifying events that are life changing in others - and why should I?
13 How can I find symbols in a work of literature? Why should I?
14 How do I use the play format and its unique elements to tell an engaging, true story?
15 How can I train my mind to listen for and provide substance in our literary conversations?
16 Can this situation be represented mathematically? If so, what's the best way, given this context?
17 Are numbers real or invented? Did we find them or make them up?
18 How do television shows based on scientific topics use math to help educate their viewer about the issues of science?
19 Do all problems have solutions? How do I know?
20 What's the rate of change? How can I use it?
21 How are the operations of arithmetic the same with numbers and with algebraic expression? How are they different?
22 Which is more accurate in finding the measurement of an object: the use of direct measurement or the use of a formula?
23 What two dimensional and three dimensional shapes can I see? What of it?
24 EQ2: How do economists explain human migration?
25 EQ1: How can we balance tradition and progress?