Grant Wiggins

How Much Freedom Should A Teacher Have?

How Much Freedom Should A Teacher Have? by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D Ed note: 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 site. Occasionally, we are going to go back and re-share his most memorable […]

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14 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask Themselves About That Lesson Plan

14 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask Themselves About That Lesson Plan Ed note: 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 site. Occasionally, we are going to go back and re-share his most […]

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Coverage Teaching Is A Kind Of Blindness

Coverage Teaching Is A Kind Of Blindness by Grant Wiggins Ed note: We’re continuing to go back and share some of Grant’s best and most useful posts. This one on the implementation of Essential Questions is useful even if you’re “doing” UbD due to its emphasis on inquiry. The Essential Question as Anchor Let me […]

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You Have To Create Understanding By Design

You Have To Create Understanding By Design Ed note: We’re continuing to go back and share some of Grant’s best and most useful posts. This one on the implementation of Essential Questions is useful even if you’re “doing” UbD due to its emphasis on inquiry. by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education A cardinal principle in aiming at understanding is […]

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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 content called algebra but the aimless march through stuff that makes up almost every algebra course in existence, some thought […]

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The Right Way To Implement Essential Questions

by Grant Wiggins, Ph.D, AuthenticEducation.org Ed note: We’re continuing to go back and share some of Grant’s best and most useful posts. This one on the implementation of Essential Questions is useful even if you’re “doing” UbD due to its emphasis on inquiry. We had a delightful visit to The School of the Future in New York City […]

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7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback by Grant Wiggins, 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 site. Occasionally, we are going to go back and re-share his most memorable posts.  Whether […]

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