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. 26: Happiness Killer | Defining Success | Transcripts

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In Don’t @ Me (2:16), Tom identifies the most efficient and effective happiness killer. Then (15:11) hear how the first 24 guests have answered the question, “What’s your definition of success?” Finally, in Assessment Corner (37:02), Tom describes why conversations about a new vision for university transcripts need to be thought through in terms of plausibility for the end-users; that … Read More

Ep. 23: Defending vs Defensive | Alexa Schmid | Normative Tendencies

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In Don’t @ Me (3:51), Tom outlines the challenges we face when deciding whether someone is defending themselves or being defensive. Then, Tom is joined by Alexa Schmid (16:42), Middle School Principal at the International School of Kenya, to discuss the findings of her doctoral research on Justice, Equity, and Cultural Competence in International Education. Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:12:35), … Read More

Ep. 22: Introspection Illusions | Natalie Conway | Consumable Report Cards?

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In Don’t @ Me (2:13), Tom highlights the psychological phenomenon of “introspection illusion” (via Dr. Emily Pronin) and talks about its impact on both our disagreements with colleagues and on student self-reflection. Then, Tom is joined by Natalie Conway (13:19) to discuss online learning and what it takes to create a truly rich experience for online learners. Finally, in Assessment … Read More