Professional Development Resources Tag: Questions

Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The Myth of Defensive Teaching

The Myth of Defensive Teaching – 044 – This episode considers what to do when you and your students discover a weakness in an idea... 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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