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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 Vocabulary: Is there a more powerful, vivid, or more precise word I can use here?
2 Geography: Why is that (city, battlefield, railroad, park, monument, highway, factory) there?
3 Geography: To what extent do humans live in their own communities? To what extent are we all part of a larger, global community?
4 Civics: What is the relationship between the rights and the responsibilities of citizenship?
5 What does it mean to have a thinking heart and a feeling mind?
6 What makes a good citizen?
7 How does the search for the frontier imply a struggle?
8 Why write? What makes writing worth reading?
9 How can modern civilization and the environment exist harmoniously? Why should they?
10 Why should I be aware of the issues of my community?
11 Why do we develop and practice habits that work against us?
12 D.What are the strengths and weaknesses of this text? On balance, how effective is it? What have I learned from it?
13 How do authors use words and images to achieve the effect they desire?
14 What is the purpose for research?
15 How and why do biographers choose the people they write about?
16 Which trig values and formulas will be most useful for me to know outright? How can I generate the others?
17 What's the "right" angle?
18 1. How can I describe this in numbers?
19 How does the order of operations allow us to efficiently solve problems involving real numbers?
20 What properties and rules apply to this situation? How can I be sure?
21 What's the pattern/relationship here? How can I best represent it?
22 Which measure (mean, median, mode, or range) should I use to make my point?
23 When would I prefer a series over a sequence when modeling mathematical phenomena? When using a series, how do I choose between arithmetic and geometric?
24 What are my assumptions? How do they affect my actions and conclusions?
25 How can mutations affect the phenotype of an individual?