One Word Failure | Jan Chappuis | Anything but Arbitrary

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:46), Tom discusses how his One Word for 2022 was an epic failure and how he’s going to give itone more shot. Then (7:35) Tom is joined by mentor, author, and consultant Jan Chappuis to discuss the evolution of assessment for learning over the past 20 years. Finally, in Assessment Corner (52:52), Tom highlights why grades … Read More

Episode #205: Jay McTighe

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Jay McTighe is a veteran education and accomplished author, having co-written 18 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design® series with Grant Wiggins. His books have been translated into fourteen languages. Jay has also written more than 50 book chapters, articles and blogs, and been published in leading journals, including Educational Leadership (ASCD), Edutopia and Education Week. Jay … Read More

Now is the Time | Kyle Pearce | Procedure for Inferences

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

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 … Read More

Respectful Engagement | Dave Schmittou | AP Exam Format

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

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

51 – Ungrading in a High School STEM Classroom (w Chris Sarkonak)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

One of the most persistent narratives of the school system is that it’s a place where students do work in exchange for grades. However, what would school look like if grades didn’t exist? Chris Sarkonak is one of many teachers involved in the grassroots movement called “ungrading” to move school away from a culture of compliance, towards a culture of … Read More