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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 Journalism: How do my own culture, beliefs, and experiences influence the way I report the “facts”?
2 How can I learn to stand up for what I believe in?
3 What makes a good citizen?
4 Why write? What makes writing worth reading?
5 How does all this information (research) fit together? What should I use? What should I not use? Why?
6 How can I best use the tools of persuasion to effect this audience, for this purpose?
7 Who am I to judge? Who are you to judge?
8 What details of the text support my understanding?
9 How can I respond to art - whether I like it or not - in an articulate, meaningful way?
10 How can I train my mind to listen for and provide substance in our literary conversations?
11 How and why does algebra allow us to extend the meaning of number (from counting numbers to real numbers)?
12 What is the best way to describe something mathematically?
13 How does a having a base knowledge of historical and scientific facts help a viewer to evaluate the information given in a television program?
14 How do we decide which mathematical process to use?
15 How can I justify my thinking and communicate it to others?
16 To what extent can mathematics model the real world?
17 How do I know the best way to proceed when solving a linear equation? What are my options?
18 Do all problems have solutions? How do I know?
19 Which strategy works for me here in this situation?
20 What can be measured here? How can I measure it?
21 What can be done to strengthen the rights of individuals and groups?
22 OAEQ4: Is this the most efficient and effective solution, given what I know, what I must assume, and where I am headed?
23 EQ1: Should I divide? Which division model or strategy should I use? How do I know?
24 EQ2: How does knowing relationships among formulas and types of angles assist in problem solving?
25 EQ1: What conditions are necessary for political and/or social change to occur? (How does change happen?)