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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 Personal Narrative: How can I best tell my story? Is one way more effective than another? How do I choose?
2 Geography: How has geography affected history?
3 Civics: How can we best balance the goal of individual liberty with the need for national security?
4 How is what I write a direct reflection on me?
5 What is most important in this text? How can I tell? What questions should I ask about the text?
6 Who killed Romeo and Juliet?
7 How do we form our views about issues?
8 When I'm teaching someone about my topic, what should they come away knowing? Understanding better? Feeling? Imagining?
9 How can I best use the tools of persuasion to effect this audience, for this purpose?
10 How are people transformed through their relationships with others?
11 Where do researchers find what they need to know?
12 What are the unique modern challenges a young person of today faces (that may or may not be different from those of generations past)?
13 What is a well-written biography?
14 How can measures help me describe what I see?
15 How could I solve this? Which way is best for me, here?
16 1. How can I describe this in numbers?
17 3. How many are there?
18 How do I know if a quadratic model is appropriate?
19 How much is this, compared to that?
20 Which math operation(s) should I use to solve this problem? How do I know?
21 How should I interpret the solution to a system of equations or inequalities? What does it mean when there is no solution?
22 How can the congruence properties help explain the rigid property of triangles?
23 How does the body maintain homeostasis?
24 EQ2: What makes a story timeless?
25 EQ2: How does knowing relationships among formulas and types of angles assist in problem solving?