Can You Be Led? | Connie Hamilton | Fractured Relationship

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:53), Tom opens by asking us all to consider whether we can set our egos aside and be open to being led. Then, Tom is joined by educator and author Connie Hamilton (9:33) to discuss her book, “Hacking Questions: 11 Answers that Create a Culture of Inquiry in your Classroom.” Finally, in Assessment Corner (47:38), Tom … 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

Funny about Money | Tim Cavey | High School GPA

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:36), Tom opens with an observation about how people have a funny relationship with money. Then, Tom is joined by MS Assistant Principal and the host of the Teachers on Fire podcast, Tim Cavey (13:50) for a conversation about an array of educational topics. Finally, in Assessment Corner (49:08), Tom answers a listener question about High … 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

Math Mastery Grid Tips & Tricks

Rae HughartBlog, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: Using The Grid Method in your classroom provides extreme differentiation all the time! Try to use what you know about creating typical lesson plans when you make a grid. Add in assessments as checkpoints. Strategically place check-ins in common places where students have misunderstandings. Collaborate with others when creating your grids. Developing a grid in a math classroom is … Read More