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New accountability initiatives require educators at all levels to use data to make well-informed instructional decisions. Get a quick tutorial on how to do that with this helpful short-read publication. Craig A. Mertler comes to your rescue with a systematic, universal process that shows how to
(ASCD Arias publication, 2014) 5" x 7 3/4", 48 pages
Educator Alexis Wiggins provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts-and-bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment. She also shares troubleshooting tips, ideas for assessment and group grading, and the experiences of real teachers and students who use the technique to develop and share content knowledge in a way that’s both revolutionary and truly inspiring.