Professional Development Resources: PODCAST/VIDEO

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

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Report Cards

Report Cards – 014 – Report cards can either be a nuisance or a motivating force and educational tool. Here are some reflections on how... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teaching Thinking Skills

Teaching Thinking Skills – 013 – For students to be fully engaged in learning, they need to be challenged with tasks that go beyond remembering... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction – 012 – Do all students learn in the same way? Of course not. So why should we teach them all in the... Read more