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The Tom Schimmer Podcast Episode 35: Association isn’t Causation | Ken O’Connor | Teaching to the Test

The Tom Schimmer Podcast Episode 35: Association isn’t Causation | Ken O’Connor | Teaching to the Test

Tom Schimmer | @TomSchimmerPod
September 18,  2021
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In Don’t @ Me (3:34), Tom discusses a few highlights from the book, “Calling Bullshit” and how they remind him of some important principles in education. Then, Tom is joined by Ken O’Connor (16:00) to discuss his journey from Melbourne to Toronto, to talk assessment & grading (of course), and to learn about his illustrious Field Hockey umpiring career!. Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:11:21), Tom focuses on the idea of teaching to the test and what we can do to try to mitigate the fact that sometimes people’s behavior changes when they know they are being tested.

The Tom Schimmer Podcast is a show about learning, leadership, and life. Primarily, it’s a podcast that focuses on current topics in K-12 education. Each week, Tom - a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and education consultant - will lean on his 30 years of experience to keep listeners informed and entertained on the prevailing stories dominating the conversations about teaching and learning. Secondarily, this podcast also focus on leadership by exploring how leaders in any field can truly engineer a culture of continued professional growth.

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