Keeping it Real | Nicole Dimich (Thrive Ed.) | Student Accountability

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In Don’t @ Me (1:49), Tom asserts that now is the time for authentic, grounded optimism rather than toxic positivity; that tending to people’s emotional well-being is what’s needed. Then Tom is joined by Nicole Dimich (14:15), Executive Director of Thrive Ed., for their discussion about the work Thrive Ed. is doing to reimagine schools for the 21st century. In the News (55:52) includes a story out of Utah about a district offering a Covid-Bonus and a story about the inadvertent tension that can arise when students mimic their parents’ attitudes about Covid protocols. Assessment Corner (1:07:35) includes a question about Student Accountability. Finally, in Tweets of the Week (1:19:45), Tom highlights Brian Butler (@bkbutler_brian).
 
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Assessment Literacy | Anthony Muhammad (Pt. 2) | Final Exams

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In Don’t @ Me, Tom asserts that building our assessment literacy is the most efficient and effective professional investment any teacher can make. Then Tom is joined by Anthony Muhammad (12:50) for part two of their discussion about racial equity, this time focusing on schools specifically. In the News (52:29) includes a story out of Texas about how new teachers are handling their remote learning model and a story out of England about the inclusion of ‘Black History’ in their History curriculum. Assessment Corner (1:08:17) includes a question on the utility of final exams. Finally, in Tweets of the Week (1:22:09), Tom highlights Dean Simmons (@DenaSimmons) and Lee Ann Jung (@leeannjung).

The Real World | Anthony Muhammad (Pt. 1) | Effective Feedback

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In Don’t @ Me (2:05), Tom talks about why it’s time to retire the expression “Wait until they get into the Real World.” Tom is then joined by best-selling author Dr. Anthony Muhammad (15:32) for part 1 of their discussion about the racial equity work in society. In the News (44:21) includes stories about learning pods and the curriculum reviews taking place in many school districts. Assessment Corner (58:47) includes a question about “leveled questions” and Tom expands on last week’s conversation about feedback. Finally, in Tweets of the Week (1:10:33), Tom highlights the #ATAssessment Twitter chat and the four moderators: Katie White (@KatieWhite426), Mandy Stalets (@MandyStalets), Ken Mattingly (@kenmattingly), and Anisa Baker-Busby (@AnisaBusby).