Ep. 30: False Dichotomies | Catlin Tucker | More than Verbs

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:06), Tom addresses the current obsession with false dichotomies and asserts that one in education has to stop. Then, Tom is joined by Catlin Tucker (17:05), author, speaker, leader, and expert in Blended Learning to discuss the ways teachers can efficiently and effectively implement a variety of models. Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:05:45), Tom highlights why … Read More

Ep. 29: Father Phil | LaVonna Roth | Homework (2)

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:01), Tom tells the story of Father Phil and why he was responsible for Tom choosing education as a career. Then, Tom is joined by LaVonna Roth (16:26), Founder and Lead Presenter at IGNITE your S.H.I.N.E.™ for a discussion about student strengths, SEL, and neuroscience. Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:08:36), Tom, in part 2, explores homework … Read More

Ep. 28: Debating Both Sides | Muhammad Khalifa | Homework

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (1:50), Tom discusses how, by taking a balanced approach to issues or topics, people end up debating the extreme positions on both sides. Then, Tom is joined by Dr. Muhammad Khalifa (18:07) to discuss his book “Culturally Responsive School Leadership” and racial equity, in general. Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:21:48), Tom begins the first of two … Read More

Grading From the Inside Out: Featuring Tom Schimmer

Joshua StamperAspire Podcast

Joshua Stamper, Tom Schimmer, Grading From the Inside Out, Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, #AspireLead

This week’s guest, Tom Schimmer, shares his journey as a leader, redefining accountability in grading, the myths of standards based grading and the importance of descriptive feedback.    In this episode, we discuss: Standards Based Mindset Grading True North Myths about Standards Based Grading And Grading From the Inside Out About Tom Schimmer: Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, … Read More

Ep. 27: Happiness Booster | Lee Ann Jung | Habits of Learning

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:37), Tom, as a counter to last week, identifies the most efficient and effective happiness booster. Then, Tom is joined by Dr. Lee Ann Jung (14:37) to discuss sound assessment practices within the Universal Design for Learning framework. Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:07:02), Tom describes five guidelines for schools as they separate academic achievement from the … Read More