The Uncomfortable Truth About School

Steve Shapiro#TeachBetter Chat, Blog, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lasting Learning Podcast, Lesson Plan Better, Mastery Done Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Students forget most of what they “learn” in school. Acknowledging this gives us the freedom to focus on powerful learning experiences. Wrestling with the impermanence of some school “learning” challenges our core values as educators. What is Learning, Really? Educational thought leader Will Richardson loves to invite teachers to share their definitions of learning. His observation: most of us … Read More

BONUS: Standardized Testing with Tom Guskey

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In this bonus episode, Tom is joined by Tom Guskey to discuss the recent decision by the Biden Administration to mandate that standardized tests proceed this spring. The conversation focuses on this acute decision and standardized tests in general. Tom Guskey on Twitter: @tguskey Tom Guskey’s website:   Grading from the Inside Out (March 16 & 23, 2021) Achieve … Read More