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Thoughts on Education

Grant Wiggins

January 29, 2015
The baby and the bathwater – further thoughts on not just DI, but many reform failures

Readers will know that I promised a thoughtful follow-up to my previous post in which I criticized DeLisle’s recent Ed …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Creative Writing: Do my characters communicate effectively through their actions, their words, their thoughts, and their feelings?
2 Grammar: Why do people judge each other by the quality of the language they use?
3 Geography: Why do people from different regions have different patterns of speech, behavior, and belief? How fluid are these regions?
4 Geography: What do we gain from calling an area a region?
5 How does who am I talking to influence the words, structures, and attitudes I use?
6 What is love, anyway?
7 What are my dreams? What frontiers do I want to explore?
8 Why is the idea of "journey" so prevalent in American literature?
9 How do I use the play format and its unique elements to tell an engaging, true story?
10 How do relationships among lines affect relationships among angles?
11 What story does the graph tell? Which type of graph will make my point?
12 What do I know? What do I need to know? How can I find it?
13 How can this be represented mathematically? What are the unknowns? What are the relationships?
14 How does a having a base knowledge of historical and scientific facts help a viewer to evaluate the information given in a television program?
15 Which tool should I use? Which unit?
16 How can I show what I am thinking?
17 How do we recognize phenomena that are quadratic in nature? What do they share in common?
18 Which geometry? When?
19 What is always true, and what is only true because of the conditions?
20 How do you know when a measurement is accurate enough? How do we make adjustments, or account for, inherent inaccuracies or errors in measurement?
21 In a given situation, which is more accurate, getting measurements physically or by using a formula?
22 Do I have sufficient information to establish mathematical relationships? Solve for what I'm looking for? Prove this?
23 What other ways can I represent this number? Which way is best here?
24 How do we know that the Pythagorean Theorem works? What happens if the conditions are not met?
25 6.6.2, 6.6.4 What is the role of hormones in the male and female reproductive systems?