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Thoughts on Education

Grant Wiggins

July 25, 2014
What’s the job of teacher? The crying need for a genuine job description.

A rarely discussed weakness in education is the lack of a true job description for teachers in hiring. Being told …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Personal Narrative: How can I develop a clear and consistent voice in my writing?
2 Vocabulary: When should I use a simple word? When should I use a more complex word?
3 What impact do humans' relationship with nature and the environment have on our society and the future?
4 What's in this text? How can I tell? What can it do for me?
5 Are tall tales just lies? What of importance can they reveal about Americans or American life?
6 Is this an effective piece of text? Why or why not?
7 What signals and patterns can help me read new words?
8 Where do ideas for writing come from? How can I decide?
9 How can I respond to art - whether I like it or not - in an articulate, meaningful way?
10 Which measurement units will be best here? Why use radians?
11 How can I communicate about numbers? Which way is best here?
12 How many are there? How do I know?
14 How does one make a mathematical model of uncertain events?
15 Is this a new thing, or a familiar thing in disguise?
16 Which properties (laws) are useful here? What is an equivalent way to represent this? A simpler way to say this?
17 What does this data tell me? How do I know?
18 What are the defining characteristics of a type of relationship? How do we best measure and interpret them?
19 How and why does algebra extend the meaning of number (from that of counting numbers to other number systems)?
20 What is the best way to organize the data, given the problem I have to solve?
21 Which strategy should I use to solve this problem? Must I calculate or might I just estimate?
22 What does this expression/equation tell us is equivalent? What is important about this equivalence?
23 What conclusions or predictions can be made based on the data? Ho do I know?
24 6.3.6 How are antibodies produced and how do they help fight off infection by pathogens? (How does the human body defend itself against foreign invaders?)
25 EQ1: What conditions are necessary for political and/or social change to occur? (How does change happen?)