Professional Development Resources Tag: Classroom

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: 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: 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