Professional Development Resources: PODCAST/VIDEO

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Becoming More Knowledgeable

Becoming More Knowledgeable – 035 – While a teacher does not need to be the world’s expert in their subject matter, the more you know... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Building Routines

Building Routines – 034 – While surprises are fun, we all need routines – teachers and students – in order for class to run smoothly.... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Planning a Year

Planning a Year – 033 – Summer is not only a time to get a head start on planning your lessons, but it’s also a... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teacher Performance or Student Achievement

Teacher Performance or Student Achievement – 032 – This episode considers two models of teaching, one that focuses on the teacher’s presentation, and the other... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The Last Days of School

The Last Days of School – 031 – While the school year is still fresh in your mind, while you still have your students and... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Debriefing After Class

Debriefing After Class – 030 – So many things happen in class that a teacher needs to remember, but keeping all those thoughts organized is... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Words to Use and Avoid

Words to Use and Avoid – 029 – Our choice of language can have significant impact on a student’s self-image. This episode explores a number... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teacher Burnout

Teacher Burnout – 028 – Teaching can be overwhelming. This episode identifies seven contributors to teacher burnout, and offers strategies to get you back on... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Having Fun in Class

Having Fun in Class – 027 – What’s wrong with making your classroom fun? Here are some ways to bring fun into the classroom. 15... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Writing Behavioural Objectives

Writing Behavioral Objectives – 026 – There are great advantages in formulating your daily lesson objectives in terms of student behavior. Here are some tips... Read more
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