Professional Development Resources Tag: Concepts

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teaching Toward Appreciation

Teaching Toward Appreciation – 057 – Beyond learning content knowledge and skills, many teachers would like to see their students develop a real and lasting... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Start Where They Are

Start Where They Are – 053 – It’s a well known adage of education to start a lesson where the kids already are. But what... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Breadth or Depth?

Breadth or Depth? – 042 – What’s more important – covering a lot of ground at the expense of depth, or developing thinking and discussion... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Interview with Dr Chaim Feuerman

Interview with Dr Chaim Feuerman – 041 – Mark Smilowitz interviews educator Dr Chaim Feuerman about the four innately pleasurable learning activities that teachers should... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The First Week of School

The First Week of School – 040 – What is the best way to start the school year? Should I get serious right away to... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: An Interview with Professor Stevie Bravmann

An Interview with Professor Stevie Bravmann – 036 – Mark and Stevie discuss an extremely important idea for teachers: how to deconstruct your own learning... 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: 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: 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
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