Professional Development

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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Words to Use and Avoid

Words to Use and Avoid – 029 – Our choice of language can have significant impact on a student’s self-image. This episode explores a number... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teacher Burnout

Teacher Burnout – 028 – Teaching can be overwhelming. This episode identifies seven contributors to teacher burnout, and offers strategies to get you back on... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Having Fun in Class

Having Fun in Class – 027 – What’s wrong with making your classroom fun? Here are some ways to bring fun into the classroom. 15... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Writing Behavioural Objectives

Writing Behavioral Objectives – 026 – There are great advantages in formulating your daily lesson objectives in terms of student behavior. Here are some tips... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The Last Months of School

The Last Months of School – 025 – Here are five suggestions how to help the students end the year with a sense of pride... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Pedagogical Techniques from the Seder

Pedagogical Techniques from the Seder – 024 – Our Sages were master educators, and the Haggada and the Pesach Seder is one of their crowning... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Collective Punishment

Collective Punishment – 023 – Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint the source of a problem and there is a temptation to mete out consequences to... Read more