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Thoughts on Education

Grant Wiggins

October 23, 2014
Argument – the Core of the Common Core – and a clarifying example

The Common Core Standards make crystal clear that college and professional workplace readiness demand student ability to read and write …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Writing/Drafting: How can I effectively blend my slant with the information I have gathered?
2 How can I learn a new language without translating every word in to my known language?
3 How can I learn to stand up for what I believe in?
4 What does it mean to belong? What are the benefits and drawbacks of belonging?
5 How can an individual's experience reflect the struggle of an entire group or nation? How does the struggle change when it is personal?
6 What can we learn from about other cultures from studying an author?
7 What was the author's intention in selecting these words? How effective were the words?
8 How does poetry present itself in my everyday life and how can I recognize it?
9 What role do the senses play as a I read, write, listen to, and recite poetry?
10 How does understanding the art lead to understanding the artist?
11 What is the best way to describe something mathematically?
12 How do these things relate to one another and to what I already know?
13 What's the pattern?
14 How does math shape my opinions and enjoyment of different television shows?
15 How do we communicate about numbers to one another?
16 What is a simpler but equivalent way to express this? Is it useful here?
17 Do data lie?
18 What is the value of this digit (number)? To what extent does it matter?
19 What does this equation tell us is equivalent? What is important about this equivalence?
20 When is a situation a proportional situation?
21 What does solve really mean? How can I justify this solution?
22 Why and how do people struggle for Civil Rights?
23 What can be done to strengthen the rights of individuals and groups?
24 6.3.2 Why are antibiotics effective against bacteria but not viruses?
25 What are the strengths and limitations of reason as a way of knowing?