Ep. 32: With Age Comes… | Yvette Jackson | Non-Verbal Cues

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In Don’t @ Me (1:18), Tom explores the societal contradiction that emerges when we finish the expression, “With Ages Comes Wisdom.” Then, Tom is joined by Dr. Yvette Jackson (13:55), author of Pedagogy of Confidence to discuss the equity issue surrounding Special Education and Gifted programs. Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:32:14), Tom discusses the formative role of non-verbal cues in … Read More

Ep. 31: Teacher Appreciation | Natalie Vardabasso | Assessment Purpose

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In Don’t @ Me (1:58), Tom expresses his appreciation to all teachers who have, over the past 12-14 months, done heroic work in supporting learners through these unprecedented times. Then, Tom is joined by Natalie Vardabasso (12:57), Assessment Instructional Design Lead at Calgary Academy and host of the EduCrush Podcast. Finally, in Assessment Corner (58:35), Tom discusses the importance of … Read More

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

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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)

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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

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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