During his 23 years of teaching and administration, Myron has developed a number of grading, assessment and reporting systems with his classes in which students have greater opportunity to show what they understand, adapt to feedback and play a significant role in the reporting of their learning. He shares his stories, tools and first-hand experiences with educators around the world, and recently his presentations have diverged to include global education trends and change. Myron’s published work includes articles in EL Magazine and his best-selling book, Grading Smarter, Not Harder– Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn (ASCD, 2014). Videos include a project based in his own school district, ‘Smarter Assessment in the Secondary Classroom’ and ‘Ask Them’.
His second book, ‘Giving Students a Say! Smarter Assessment Practices to Empower and Engage’ was released in January of 2021.
Myron lives in Summerland, BC, Canada with his wife and two children and is Vice-Principal for Assessment and Innovation in his local school district – Okanagan-Skaha 67.