Dear Society | Dawn Harris | Reassessing Big Rocks

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In Don’t @ Me (1:22), Tom opens with a Letter to Society regarding why so many teachers are leaving the profession. Then, Tom is joined by education author & teacher Dawn Harris (16:43) for a conversation about her book, “Plan like a PIRATE.” Finally, in Assessment Corner (54:52), Tom answers a listener’s question about reassessment.   Dawn on Twitter: @DHarrisEdS … Read More

Complainers | Joe Feldman | Rubrics 101

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In Don’t @ Me (2:29), Tom complains about complainers who have turned complaining into a personality trait driven by ego. Then, Tom is joined by Joe Feldman (12:38) for a conversation about his book, “Grading for Equity.” Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:01:35), Tom reviews some important aspects needed to develop high-quality rubrics.   Joe on Twitter: @JoeCFeldman Facebook Group: Grading … Read More

Must be Measurable | John Hattie | The Good ‘Ol Test

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In Don’t @ Me (2:37), Tom shares his thoughts on how anything schools want to count in the court of public opinion must be measurable. Then, Tom is joined by Dr. John Hattie (12:25) for part two of a conversation about the Visible Learning research. Finally, in Assessment Corner (52:38), Tom discusses the good ol’ test, and how it can … Read More

Quiet Quitting | John Hattie | Willful Distortion

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In Don’t @ Me (2:15), Tom shares his thoughts on the recent social media phenomenon called “Quiet Quitting.” Then, Tom is joined by Dr. John Hattie (12:16) for part one of a conversation about the Visible Learning research. Finally, in Assessment Corner (51:11), Tom discusses why it might be time to push back against those who push back at the … Read More

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