What’s Happened to Us? | Brian Butler | Common Assessments

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (3:50), Tom opens this week by questioning why we’ve collectively become so brazen and disrespectful towards others. Then, Tom is joined by friend and colleague Brian Butler (16:03) for a conversation about why gifted education should be the floor for all learners if we are to achieve true equity in our schools.  Finally, in Assessment Corner … Read More

Milestones | Garnet Hillman | Engineering Conversations

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:41), Tom opens this week with some thoughts about reaching milestones as the podcast hits its 50th episode. Then, Tom is joined by friend, colleague, and co-author Garnet Hillman (12:30) for a conversation about assessment and grading.  Finally, in Assessment Corner (47:36), Tom focuses on engineering classroom conversations as a way to elicit formative assessment evidence. … Read More

Machinery of Achievement | Pav Wander | Acceptable Alternatives

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (3:48), Tom opens this week with a reminder that educators have more influence and control over the machinery of student achievement than some might think. Then, Tom is joined by teacher and podcast co-host Pav Wander (17:43) for a conversation about teacher-voice.  Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:00:30), Tom focuses on the importance of acceptable alternatives in … Read More

EduDivisiveness | Doug Reeves (Pt. 2) | Assessment Relevance

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (6:22), Tom takes aim at the (intentional or otherwise) divisiveness that seems to be emerging within the education profession, especially on social media. Then, Tom is joined by Doug Reeves (15:38) part two of their conversation; this week centers on leadership and implementation of change. Finally, in Assessment Corner (39:05), Tom highlights the importance of relevance … Read More

Risk is Reward | Doug Reeves (Pt. 1) | Targeted Feedback

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (2:16), Tom opens with an assertion that risk-taking itself can and should be the reward (as opposed to playing the results and deciding in retrospect). Then, Tom is joined by Doug Reeves (12:47) in part one of their two-part conversation; this week centers on how creativity and innovation can become more of a driving force in … Read More