How Spider Web Discussions Drive Student Directed Learning


As an educator, have you ever let the more vocal students dictate control of a discussion, or assumed that quiet students don’t have much to contribute? On this episode of ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio, Alexis Wiggins explores how spider web discussions can powerfully engage students, drive learning, and encourage student voice. Alexis Wiggins, author of The Best Class You Never Taught: How Spider Web Discussion Can Turn Students into Learning Leaders, is the founder and director of the Cohort of Educators for Essential Learning, and has worked as an instructional coach and as a high school and middle school English teacher in six countries. ASCD Emerging Leader and host Matt Wachel is an assistant elementary principal in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Missouri. Listen to How Spider Web Discussions Drive Student Directed Learning.


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