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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 Persuasion: What will it take to convince this audience, given this topic?
2 Journalism: How does a journalist report a story without imposing her own biases onto that story?
3 Creative Writing: How can I use feedback from others to enhance what I want to say (rather than just write what they tell me to write)?
4 Grammar: How do experiments with grammar and style affect that quality and effect of a text?
5 Civics: When should authority be followed? When should it be resisted? How?
6 How does the way I say something influence the way others respond? What is lost in translation?
7 How can my thinking be influenced by the choices the writer makes, and how can I influence others' thinking through my writing?
8 How will daily self-reflection lead to my personal growth as a learner?
9 How do people's actions or inactions affect a community?
10 What was the author's intention in making these choices for his/her writing?
11 How can I use each step of the writing process to improve my writing?
12 What elements of the story are significant (especially conflict)?
13 What does this digit represent here? (place value ones and tens)
14 How can I show what I am thinking?
15 How do we communicate the mathematics we have discovered?
16 Are any rules or laws acting here? How can a little say a lot?
17 How much do I need?
18 How do we recognize phenomena that are quadratic in nature? What do they share in common?
19 Can we always do and undo? What are the ideas that make the process unique?
20 How do we best represent a comparison of attributes of physical objects and situations?
21 What conclusions or predictions can be made based on the data? Ho do I know?
22 What conditions must be met for a certain situation to be true?
23 How are the surface area and the volume of an object related? To what extent can I predict one from the other?
24 How does language influence what we know and how we know it?
25 EQ1: Does talent come naturally or is it learned?