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Celebrate Your Wins | Kristine Tesoriero Mizzone | Culturally Responsive Assessment

Celebrate Your Wins | Kristine Tesoriero Mizzone | Culturally Responsive Assessment

December 5, 2022

In Don’t @ Me (2:44), Tom reminds listeners to celebrate their wins, no matter how small, medium, or large. Then, Tom is joined by education consultant Kristine Tesoriero Mizzone (8:40) to discuss the most important aspects of institutional coaching. Finally, in Assessment Corner (55:12), Tom highlights some big ideas from an article he recently wrote about eliminating implicit bias in assessment. Specifically, he talks about using cultural archetypes to create a more culturally responsive and expansive approach to assessment.

 

 

 

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Now is the Time | Kyle Pearce | Procedure for Inferences

Now is the Time | Kyle Pearce | Procedure for Inferences

November 28, 2022

In Don’t @ Me (1:34), Tom opens by asserting that NOW is the time to take the first step to accomplish any personal and/or professional goals you have for yourself. Then, Tom is joined by math teacher and podcaster Kyle Pearce (6:37), to discuss the elements of effective math instruction. Finally, in Assessment Corner (55:12), Tom shares a view of assessment as a procedure for drawing inferences.

 

 

 

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UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

  • Grading from the Inside Out (2-Day Workshop) 
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Get What You Give | Genein Letford | Personalized Exams

Get What You Give | Genein Letford | Personalized Exams

November 21, 2022

In Don’t @ Me (1:30), Tom opens with a reminder that when it comes to professional learning, you get out of it what you put into it. Then, Tom is joined by Genein Letford (9:01), to discuss her book, Seven Gems of Intercultural Creativity. Finally, in Assessment Corner (44:44), Tom shares an idea on how to personalize final exams.

 

 

 

NEW BOOKS BY TOM:

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

  • Grading from the Inside Out (2-Day Workshop) 
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Two Choices | Eric Saibel | Rethinking Group Grades

Two Choices | Eric Saibel | Rethinking Group Grades

November 14, 2022

In Don’t @ Me (2:11), Tom opens by addressing the widespread lack of student engagement and suggesting there are only two choices educators have in response. Then, Tom is joined by Eric Saibel (11:22), who is a co-founder of "Global School Play Day, for a conversation about the importance of unstructured play for children and teens. Finally, in Assessment Corner (58:11), Tom highlights why he is rethinking his long-held stance against group grades.

 

 

Peter Gray (2014): The Decline of Play

 

NEW BOOKS BY TOM:

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

  • Grading from the Inside Out (2-Day Workshop) 
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Relationship with Research | Laura Rizo | Standardized Test Engagement

Relationship with Research | Laura Rizo | Standardized Test Engagement

November 7, 2022

In Don’t @ Me (1:50), Tom opens by asking listeners to reflect on their relationship with educational research. Then, Tom is joined by teen coach and staff developer Laura Rizo (10:55) for a conversation about student relationships, SEL, & family engagement. Finally, in Assessment Corner (51:23), Tom answers a listener's question about how to increase student engagement in standardized testing.

 

 

 

NEW BOOKS BY TOM:

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

  • Grading from the Inside Out (2-Day Workshop) 
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CONNECT WITH TOM SCHIMMER

 

BONUS: Teach Better ’22 (Part 1)

BONUS: Teach Better ’22 (Part 1)

November 3, 2022

In this bonus episode, Tom shares some highlights of the Teach Better '22 conference by interviewing presenters and participants while on Podcast Row. Today's Episode features:

 

 

 

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UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

  • Grading from the Inside Out (2-Day Workshop) 
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Respectful Engagement | Dave Schmittou | AP Exam Format

Respectful Engagement | Dave Schmittou | AP Exam Format

October 31, 2022

In Don’t @ Me (1:50), Tom opens by contemplating the rules of "respectful" engagement when debating contentious issues. Then, Tom is joined by education author & speaker Dave Schmittou (8:55) for a conversation about his new book (co-authored with Katelyn Giordano) entitled, "Poking the Bear: A guide for engaging in the conversations that matter most." Finally, in Assessment Corner (54:52), Tom answers a listener's question about whether it is wise to purposefully utilize the AP Exam format in AP classroom assessment.

 

 

 

NEW BOOKS BY TOM:

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

  • Grading from the Inside Out (2-Day Workshop) 
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  • Michigan Assessment Consortium

 

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Dear Society | Dawn Harris | Reassessing ’Big Rocks’

Dear Society | Dawn Harris | Reassessing ’Big Rocks’

October 24, 2022

In Don’t @ Me (1:22), Tom opens with a Letter to Society regarding why so many teachers are leaving the profession. Then, Tom is joined by education author & teacher Dawn Harris (16:43) for a conversation about her book, "Plan like a PIRATE." Finally, in Assessment Corner (54:52), Tom answers a listener's question about reassessment.

 

 

 

NEW BOOKS BY TOM:

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

  • Grading from the Inside Out (2-Day Workshop) 
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  • Michigan Assessment Consortium

 

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Complainers | Joe Feldman | Rubrics 101

Complainers | Joe Feldman | Rubrics 101

October 17, 2022

In Don’t @ Me (2:29), Tom complains about complainers who have turned complaining into a personality trait driven by ego. Then, Tom is joined by Joe Feldman (12:38) for a conversation about his book, "Grading for Equity." Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:01:35), Tom reviews some important aspects needed to develop high-quality rubrics.

 

 

NEW BOOKS BY TOM:

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

  • Grading from the Inside Out (2-Day Workshop) 
  •  

 

  • Michigan Assessment Consortium

 

CONNECT WITH TOM SCHIMMER

 

Must Be Measurable | John Hattie | The Good Ol’ Test

Must Be Measurable | John Hattie | The Good Ol’ Test

October 10, 2022

In Don’t @ Me (2:37), Tom shares his thoughts on how anything schools want to count in the court of public opinion must be measurable. Then, Tom is joined by Dr. John Hattie (12:25) for part two of a conversation about the Visible Learning research. Finally, in Assessment Corner (52:38), Tom discusses the good ol’ test, and how it can still fit within a balanced approach to assessment.

 

 

NEW BOOKS BY TOM:

 

 

 

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

  • Grading from the Inside Out (2-Day Workshop) 
  •  

 

  • Michigan Assessment Consortium

 

CONNECT WITH TOM SCHIMMER

 

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