Get What You Give | Genein Letford | Personalized Exams

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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.   … Read More

Two Choices | Eric Saibel | Rethinking Group Grades

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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 … Read More

Relationship with Research | Laura Rizo | Standardized Test Engagement

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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. … Read More

BONUS: Teach Better ’22 (Part 1)

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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:   Suzanne Dailey Twitter: @DaileySuzanne Tricia Foster Twitter: @CBtmfoster Ken Ehrmann Twitter: @KenEhrmann Rob Dunlop Twitter: @robdunlopEDU     NEW BOOKS BY TOM: “Concise Answers to FAQs about Assessment & Grading”   “Jackpot: Nurturing … Read More

Respectful Engagement | Dave Schmittou | AP Exam Format

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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), … Read More