Essential Questions

The questions we ask set parameters for learning and can open and close possibilities for learning. Wiggins & McTighe have a great article, What Makes a Question Essential? that discusses what does and doesn’t qualify and the specific considerations to be made in order to form good essential questions for lessons and units. Check it out!

Click here for a Teaching Channel Video on Essential Questions.

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Author: Justin Detmers

Instructor & PhD Candidate in Teacher Education Michigan State University detmersj@msu.edu

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