Professional Development

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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Evaluating Your Teaching

Evaluating Your Teaching – 018 – How do you assess your effectiveness as a teacher? There are some obvious, tell-tale signs around you, but there... Read more
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Educating a People: An Haftarah Companion As a Way of Finding a Theology of Judaism

Gidon Rothstein’s compilation of essays on the Haftarot, attempts to reconnect readers to the text and theological ideas of each Parasha’s Haftara. To read the entire article,... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Pacing Professional Development

Pacing Professional Development – 017 – Rome wasn’t built in a day, and we don’t become masters of our trade in a year. A good... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: The Role of Love

The Role of Love – 016 – Like flowers need water, students need love to grow. Here are ten ways to show your love for... Read more
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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
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Report Cards

Report Cards – 014 – Report cards can either be a nuisance or a motivating force and educational tool. Here are some reflections on how... Read more
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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