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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 Expository Writing: In what form should I communicate this information? Why?
2 Journalism: How do my own culture, beliefs, and experiences influence the way I report the “facts”?
3 Writing/Publishing: With whom should I share my writing?
4 How many mistakes can I make and still be understood?
5 How can I use each step in the writing process to improve my writing?
6 What can poetry tell us about a person, culture or society?
7 How have American texts reflected the struggle and its effects?
8 What can we learn from about other cultures from studying an author?
9 How can I influence other's thinking through my writing?
10 Why am I writing this? For whom? How do I get from idea to polished paper?
11 Is it possible - or desirable - to remain innocent? Why might we not want to grow up? When is this a healthy and when is it an unhealthy instinct?
12 Would people be happier or better off if they could live forever?
13 How can poetry provide me with a meaningful lens through which to view our country's land, people, and history?
14 What is a simpler but equivalent way to express this? Is it useful here? How can a little say a lot?
15 What's the best (most efficient) way to approach this problem?
16 How does math help me put some order in things, since this is human nature?
17 What is a pattern?
18 Which tools could I use to solve this problem? Which are best here?
19 What is the best way to proceed when solving a linear inequality in one variable? An equation or inequality that includes absolute value?
20 Are any mathematical laws acting here? How can a little say a lot?
21 Is this a situation where I should add or subtract? How do I know?
22 How can I use what I already know to relate the angles and sides of oblique triangles?
23 What factors affect population growth or decline?
24 EQ1: In this situation, how does unit rate or percent help me make meaningful comparisons, weigh alternatives, or make predictions?
25 EQ1: When is an exact answer necessary and when will an approximation do?