Professional Development Resources: PODCAST/VIDEO

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Pedagogical Techniques from the Seder

Pedagogical Techniques from the Seder – 024 – Our Sages were master educators, and the Haggada and the Pesach Seder is one of their crowning... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Collective Punishment

Collective Punishment – 023 – Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint the source of a problem and there is a temptation to mete out consequences to... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Administering Tests

Administering Tests – 022 – When you give a test, your students can throw you some surprises. This podcast is a response to a teacher’s... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Two Types of Assessment

Two Types of Assessment – 021 – Before we can teach our students, we have to know who they are, what they are thinking and... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The Right to Discipline

The Right to Discipline – 020 – What is the basis of my right to tell my students how they have to behave? Maintaining clarity... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teaching Reading Proficiency

Teaching Reading Proficiency – 019 – If you teach a class that involves reading classic Jewish texts, who does the reading? Do all of your... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Evaluating Your Teaching

Evaluating Your Teaching – 018 – How do you assess your effectiveness as a teacher? There are some obvious, tell-tale signs around you, but there... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Pacing Professional Development

Pacing Professional Development – 017 – Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we don’t become masters of our trade in a year. A good... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The Role of Love

The Role of Love – 016 – Like flowers need water, students need love to grow. Here are ten ways to show your love for... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: More Thoughts on Thinking Skills

More Thoughts on Thinking Skills – 015 – How does Judaism view higher level thinking? Reflections on the relationship between Judaism and thinking skills. 21... Read more
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