Today we speak with an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment, grading, RTI, and educational leadership.
In our discussion we’ll discuss which assessment practices are timeless and which are transformative and why knowing this matters in the classroom; why assessment must drive every decision we make in the classroom from planning our lessons to designing our classroom rules; and how to use effective feedback that drives learning forward.
What do you want your grades to say or represent? The greatest and worst invention for grading in education;Which assessment practices are timeless and which are transformative and why knowing this matters in the classroom. Why assessment drives every decision you make in the classroom from planning lessons to creating your classroom rules; How we can help our students have productive emotions in math class; The difference between stress and pressure and how can we design our assessments to minimize the negative effects of pressure; How to use effective feedback to drive learning forward. Resources:
Assessing Beyond Right & Wrong [2021 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit session]