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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 should I structure my story? How do the pieces of my ideas fit together so that the story is easy to follow?
2 Writing/Revising: How can I enhance the language in my writing to make it more powerful?
3 Grammar: How can I use my knowledge of the structure of language to write more effectively?
4 How can I help people better understand the stories I have to share?
5 How can I use my own experience and my outside knowledge to better understand and appreciate the text?
6 Which of my behaviors are habits? To what extent do they help me? To what extent do they hurt me?
7 What does it mean to use others' ideas honestly?
8 How can I structure and support my thinking in a way that makes my arguments strong?
9 How do writers express their thoughts and feelings?
10 How can thoughtful questioning and response enhance my conversations and deepen my understanding of people and ideas?
11 How will I know if I have made a difference in those areas?
12 What story does the data tell? What conclusions can I draw from this data? How do I know?
13 How can this situation be represented by a model? What are all the things that could happen?
14 How do I make a round cake if I only have a square pan?
15 How can I relate geometric definitions and useful algebraic representations of conic sections? Why or when should I?
16 Is there a better model than a line?
17 To what extent do sides reveal information about angles (and vice versa)?
18 Are the rules we use determined by unchangeable realities, or are they practical human conventions? (Is math "real", or did people make it up?)
19 When is an inequality the best way to represent a real-world solution? How can I tell?
20 Do data lie?
21 Do I have enough to buy these things?
22 When should I use a table? A graph? An equation? Which approach best communicates what I want the audience to get?
23 What is a minimum set of conditions for determining a unique line?
24 EQ2: What are the limitations of math?
25 EQ1: What constitutes a good probability?