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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 can I use a creative structure such as a poem or a short story to tell an important truth?
2 Writing/Drafting: How can I be sure that I include the most important and most effective information in my writing?
3 Writing/Publishing: With whom should I share my writing?
4 Economics: Who has money? Who doesn't? Why?
5 Civics: Does my vote count? How much?
6 How might learning a language open doors of opportunity?
7 How do native speakers speak? How can I sound more like a native?
8 What impact do humans' relationship with nature and the environment have on our society and the future?
9 Which of my behaviors are habits? To what extent do they help me? To what extent do they hurt me?
10 Who am I to judge? Who are you to judge?
11 Why do authors make decisions they make about characters' relationships with each other?
12 How do good writers express their thoughts and feelings clearly?
13 What does this text really mean? How can I figure that out?
14 Why is it important to tell and seek stories about small-yet-big moments in our lives?
15 How will experiencing literature circles this year give me more power and self-confidence as a reader, writer, listener and speaker both in and outside of the classroom?
16 How are two-and three-dimensional representations of objects related?
17 How do polynomials represent real-world phenomena and situations?
18 What are some ways to organize facts?
19 What is the best way to describe this mathematically?
20 Are the rules we use determined by unchangeable realities, or are they practical human conventions? (Is math "real", or did people make it up?)
21 How does the order of operations allow us to efficiently solve problems involving rational numbers?
22 What does solve really mean? How can I justify this solution?
23 When would I prefer to use sigma notation to represent a series? What are the advantages and disadvantages?
24 How can I manipulate surface area and volume to suit my needs?
25 EQ1: How are stories from different places and times about me?