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

S4 Collaboration 03 – Gabbi Buckley

Joshua BuckleyPunk Rock Classrooms Podcast

Punk Rock Classrooms · S4 Collaboration 03 – Gabbi Buckley One of the awesome things we would see in punk is at shows when musicians from different bands would join forces on stage or when one of your favorite punk singers would lend their growl to some gang vocals on another band’s record. We wanted to create that same thing … Read More

Wer Must Listen | Nathan Wear | Gradeless v. Grade Less

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:36), Tom expresses his concern that if we can’t listen to one another and empathize without agreeing, then the divides in our society will further deepen. Then, Tom is joined by Nathan Wear (14:02) to discuss his book, “Making Grades Matter: Standards-Based Grading in a Secondary PLC at Work.”  Finally, in “Assess THAT with Tom & … Read More

Generation Wrong? | Defining Success | Emotional Side of Assessment

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:51), Tom opens with a question about why society defers to the younger generations to set societal norms and whether they ever get it wrong. Then, the podcast circles back (17:01) to previous guests and how they each defined success. Finally, in Assessment Corner (37:13), Tom begins a three-part exploration or think aloud about trauma-informed assessment … Read More

Effective Grading Practices That Empower Learning

Erik YoungmanBlog, Grade Better

TL;DR: Evaluate grading practices. Reflect on the use of assessments, feedback, and grades. Make changes to foster a growth mindset in students. Effective grading recommendations made by Thomas Guskey, Rick Wormeli, and Ken O’Connor are ingrained in my beliefs about effective learning and grading practices. However, educators can review grading recommendations through the lens of the impact on students’ growth … Read More