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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 Creative Writing: How creative can I be? How creative should I be?
2 Writing Process: How can I adapt the writing process to make it work best for me?
3 Vocabulary: When does the creative use of vocabulary enhance my writing? When might it bother or confuse the reader?
4 What is the difference between a “good” translation and a merely correct translation of the words?
5 How am I supposed to feel after reading/hearing these words? Does my reaction fulfill the author's purpose?
6 Why write? What makes writing worth reading?
7 How can I use my knowledge of the structure of language to write more effectively?
8 What do good readers do?
9 What makes an advertisement effective?
10 What is the purpose for research?
11 What do BOOK CLUBS look, sound, and feel like?
12 How does a number help me to run a efficient home?
13 How do we make trends and predictions for the future and know that they have validity?
14 2. What group does this belong in?
15 How does one make a mathematical model of uncertain events?
16 Are any mathematical laws acting here? How can a little say a lot?
17 What, if anything, is the difference between mathematical truth and real-world truth? In what ways is math "real" and in what ways is it an idea?
18 Should I add or subtract here, or something else? How do I know?
19 How are angles/lines/shapes related?
20 How should I interpret the solution to a system of equations or inequalities? What does it mean when there is no solution?
21 Why should I choose polar coordinates over Cartesian for a problem - what are the advantages and disadvantages?
22 Do I have sufficient information to establish mathematical relationships? Solve for what I'm looking for? Prove this?
23 Can we truly sense reality?
24 EQ1: How can I effectively use statistical graphs and measures to give an accurate answer to a question about an imprecise situation?
25 EQ3: What responsibility does the government have in creating rules about immigration?