Elevate Your Moments | Ashley Aoki | Assessment Pressure
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
3M ago
In the Mindset Moment (2:44), Tom talks about why it is essential to elevate your moments. Elevating the little things will make your life feel elevated. Then (8:00) Tom is joined by teacher and former student Ashley Aoki to discuss "Spirals of Inquiry." Finally, in Assessment Corner (56:34), Tom discusses what we need to examine and do when students feel a disproportionate amount of pressure when being assessed. Ashley on "X" (Twitter) Ashley on LinkedIn   EMPOWERMENT ECOSYSTEM ✨Check out the website for schedules, locations and to register: empowermentecosystem.com/summit   ..read more
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BONUS: Assessment, Change, & Mindset through Story (w/ Natalie Vardabasso)
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
4M ago
In this bonus crossover episode, Tom is joined by co-author Natalie Vardabasso to discuss their upcoming book "Rehumanizing Assessment through Story."  This led to further conversations about the power of stories: Assessment through Story (1:50) Change through Story (22:46) Mindset through Story (36:23)   CONNECT WITH NATALIE VARDABASSO Natalie on Twitter: @natabasso Natalie on Instagram: @natabasso EduCrush on Twitter: @educrushpod EduCrush Podcast: #EduCrush on Apple     EMPOWERMENT ECOSYSTEM ✨Check out the website for schedules, locations and to register: empowe ..read more
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Why Not Me? | Jon Orr | Implementation Errors
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
7M ago
In the Mindset Minute (1:58), Tom shares the mantra "Why not me?" as one way of trying to combat imposter syndrome. Then (5:50) Tom is joined by Math expert and podcast host Jon Orr to discuss the state of the Math Wars and all things mathematics. Finally, in Assessment Corner (47:35), Tom discusses why it's important for us to distinguish between the non-negotiables of change and implementation errors.  Jon on "X" (Twitter) MMM on"X" (Twitter) Jon on Instagram MMM on Instagram MMM on Facebook MMM on LinkedIn MMM - Podcast www.makemathmoments.com   UPCOMING EVENTS Grading from the ..read more
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Allow the Negative | Alex Kajitani | Assessment Dilemma
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
7M ago
In the Mindset Minute (1:53), Tom shares his thoughts on why we must allow our negative thoughts to flow through us. Then (6:18) Tom is joined by author, speaker, and trapping Mathematician Alex Kajitani to discuss his latest book, "Owning It: Proven Strategies to Ace and Embrace Teaching. Finally, in Assessment Corner (47:20), Tom discusses a common assessment dilemma. Alex on "X" (Twitter) Alex on Facebook Alex on Instagram www.alexkajitani.com   UPCOMING EVENTS Grading from the Inside Out Charleston, SC (Oct. 11-12) Standards-Based Learning in Action Seattle, WA (Oct. 16-17 ..read more
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Act Toward | Discipline as Noun | Judge Holistically
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
8M ago
Mindset Minute (2:11) focuses on why we need to "act toward" what we want. Then (5:35), Tom describes how his view of school discipline evolved to one where "discipline" is something we help students become, not what we do to them. Finally, in Assessment Corner (17:47), Tom suggests that when we assess for the summative purpose, we need to judge holistically.   UPCOMING EVENTS Grading from the Inside Out Jonesboro, AR (Sep. 25-26) Grading from the Inside Out Charleston, SC (Oct. 11-12) Standards-Based Learning in Action Seattle, WA (Oct. 16-17) Grading from the Inside Out ..read more
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Act as If | Relationships through Learning | Levels to %
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
8M ago
Mindset Minute (2:23) focuses on the concept of "act as if" where we create present emotions that match how we want to feel when what we want manifests. Then (7:24), Tom asserts that building relationships with students comes through their learning, not before. Finally, in Assessment Corner (17:44), Tom answers a listener's question about converting proficiency levels to percentage-based grades.   UPCOMING EVENTS Grading from the Inside Out Jonesboro, AR (Sep. 25-26) Grading from the Inside Out Charleston, SC (Oct. 11-12) Standards-Based Learning in Action Seattle, WA (Oct. 16 ..read more
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Spot Upfront | Cale Birk | Know Your Purpose
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
9M ago
In the Mindset Minute (2:13), Tom shares a mantra that he's used to create a mindset that everything always works out for him. Then (6:06) Tom is joined by author, speaker, and friend Cale Birk to talk about why leaders need to plan for impact, not just change. Finally, in Assessment Corner (44:01), Tom reminds listeners about the importance of knowing your assessment purpose in advance of any assessment. Cale on "X" (Twitter) Cale on Facebook Cale on Instagram Cale on LinkedIn www.birklearns.com   UPCOMING EVENTS Grading from the Inside Out Jonesboro, AR (Sep. 25-26) Grading from ..read more
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Biology of Belief | Nikta Afonso | Time to Pushback
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
9M ago
In the Mindset Minute (2:36) Tom highlights the book, “The Biology of Belief” by Dr. Bruce Lipton. It is one of the most influential books in terms of Tom’s mindset and outlook on life. Then (8:36) Tom is joined by singer, songwriter, and former student Nikita Afonso to talk about her growing music career. Finally, in Assessment Corner (44:51), Tom asserts that it’s time to ask those who resist assessment and grading reform to substantiate their resistance with research, not just their opinion. Nikita on Facebook Nikita on Instagram www.nikitaafonso.com   UPCOMING EVENTS Grading from t ..read more
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Mindset Minute | Julie Schmidt Hasson | Now is the Time
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
10M ago
In the Mindset Minute (2:22) - a new segment - Tom asserts that the power of positive thinking is as much about the present as it is about the future. Then (6:35) Tom is joined by educator and author Julie Schmidt Hasson to discuss her latest offering, "Pause, Ponder, and Persist in the Classroom: How Teachers Turn Challenges into Opportunities for Impact." Finally, in Assessment Corner (44:48), Tom makes the case for why now - the summer - is the perfect time to build your assessment literacy. Julie on Twitter Julie on Instagram Julie on LinkedIn Chalk & Chances on Facebook www.chalkandc ..read more
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Exceptions Prove the Rule | Dylan Wiliam | Cumulative Effect
The Tom Schimmer Podcast
by Tom Schimmer
1y ago
In Don’t @ Me (3:56), Tom opens by explaining why the exceptions prove the rule rather than discredit it. Then (10:57) Tom is joined by Dylan Wiliam for part 1 (of 2) of a conversation about classroom assessment. Finally, in Assessment Corner (50:12), Tom provides a year-end reminder that grades should reflect the cumulative effect of instruction, not the points they've accumulated over time.   Dylan on Twitter Dylan on LinkedIn www.dylanwiliam.org     UPCOMING EVENTS Assessment Center Institute  Las Vegas, NV (May 24-26). Grading from the Inside Out Jonesboro, AR ..read more
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