Apropos of Will's regularly scheduled handwringing, I'm feeling like a little community Future Problem Solving might be genuinely helpful. I mean, the level of wheel-spinning in the K-12 ed-tech blogosphere is indicative of a failure to define your problem correctly -- something FPS taught me to do before I hit puberty.
The first step would be to define what they used to call the "fuzzy situation."
So, my challenge is this: write a paragraph defining not the problem itself, but just the "topic." Use these for examples of the desired structure and style.
Also, since nobody reads this blog, if you think this is an interesting idea, you might mention it on your own blog.