Professional Development Resources Tag: Planning

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: UbD in the Judaic Studies Classroom

UbD in the Judaic Studies Classroom -46 – This episode explores the Understanding By Design approach to planning lessons and its relevance to the specific... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Planning a Unit

Planning a Unit – 039– Unlike math or history textbooks that break the material up into units for the teacher, classical Judaic texts do... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Keeping Organized

Keeping Organized – 038 – Staying on top of the flow of papers can be a real challenge to teachers, who struggle to maintain order... Read more

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Seven Instructional Questions

Seven Instructional Questions – 037 – This episode discusses seven questions worth asking yourself to help plan your year of teaching. They are also useful... Read more

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