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 and understand, the better you’ll be able to teach. Here are some things teachers might do over the summer to grow in knowledge of their subject.
About Mark Smilowitz
Mark Smilowitz taught Judaic studies in middle school and high school levels for 12 years. Unsatisfied with the available options for professional growth, Mark sought a personal mentor. Mark emerged from his weekly sessions with his mentor with powerful new insights and ideas about teaching that he immediately implemented with profound impact on his students, not to mention great personal satisfaction. When Mark moved to Israel in 2005, he found that his his new teaching tools worked just as well with children on the other side of the globe. This podcast is Mark’s attempt to share what he learned so that teachers – beginners and veterans – can find personal satisfaction in their profession.