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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 Writing/Drafting: How does all this information fit together? What should I use? What should I not use? Why?
2 In what ways do languages convey meaning?
3 How am I like others, how am I different?
4 What impact do humans' relationship with nature and the environment have on our society and the future?
5 What was the writer's intention in selecting these words and presenting them in this way? How effective was he in meeting his goal?
6 How do authors make their writing interesting? How can I?
7 How can I be a more effective student, citizen, and friend?
8 Why is the idea of "journey" so prevalent in American literature?
9 What are the characteristics of a well-written biography?
10 How does poetry help us identify the character traits, common passions (such as patriotism), experiences, and perspective of the key people behind historical events?
11 How do the elements of a play compare to those of a story?
12 What is the best way to describe something mathematically?
13 How can I use mathematical language here? What words communicate what I want to say?
14 When is it appropriate to sample? How big a sample is big enough? Does data lie?
15 What's my average?
16 What should be measured and compared in order to solve this problem?
17 Are any mathematical laws acting here? How can a little say a lot?
18 Which operation should I use? How do I know?
19 How can I represent a large object accurately on paper or in a small model? How can I make larger representations of small objects?
20 When should I use a table? A graph? An equation? Which approach best communicates what I want the audience to get?
21 How do trig and basic math lead to polar representations and vector concepts?
22 How does energy move through ecosystems?
23 How has biodiversity on Earth changed over time, and what environmental influences caused these changes to occur?
24 Can we truly sense reality?
25 EQ1: Should I divide? Which division model or strategy should I use? How do I know?