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The Best Class You Never Taught: How Spider Web Discussion Can Turn Students into Learning Leaders

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The best classes have a life of their own, powered by student-led conversations that explore texts, ideas, and essential questions. In these classes, the teacher's role shifts from star player to observer and coach as the students

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The First Spider Web Discussion

About the authors

Alexis Wiggins is the founder and director of the Cohort of Educators for Essential Learning (CEEL), an organization that unites like-minded educators around the globe. She has worked as a high school and middle school English teacher in six different countries and as an instructional coach for all subject areas. She has consulted with schools around the world on curriculum design, Spider Web Discussion, and the Harkness method. Wiggins helped the International Baccalaureate design their approaches to teaching and learning for the diploma program initiative. She lives with her husband and two sons in the Woodlands, Tex., and teaches at the John Cooper School, where Wiggins also hosts Spider Web Discussion workshops and the CEEL Summer Symposium.

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978-1-4166-2468-4
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