Critically Examining What You Teach

by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, Authentic Education In my 100th blog post I complained about the course called 'algebra'. Some commenters misunderstood the complaint. Though I said a few times in the article that my critique was not about the…

What Close Reading Actually Means

by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education On May 26, 2015, Grant Wiggins passed away. Grant was tremendously influential on TeachThought's approach to education, and we were lucky enough for him to contribute his content to our…

Why The Common Core Will Fail

Why The Common Core Will Fail by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education The current strong backlash to the Standards is completely predictable. Any time there is a major push to reform an institution there will be a backlash. As we saw…