Professional Development

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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
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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
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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
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Yom Hashoah Readings and Prayers 2003

A collection of readings and prayers for Yom Hashoah, compiled by Cantor Allen Leider for Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA. Click here. Read more
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Yom Hashoah Readings and Prayers 2004

A collection of readings and prayers for Yom Hashoah, compiled by Cantor Allen Leider for Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA. Click here. Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The Right to Discipline

The Right to Discipline – 020 – What is the basis of my right to tell my students how they have to behave? Maintaining clarity... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Teaching Reading Proficiency

Teaching Reading Proficiency – 019 – If you teach a class that involves reading classic Jewish texts, who does the reading? Do all of your... Read more