Professional Development

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Alcohol and Drugs in Judaism, Chapters One and Two

The biblical and Rabbinical positions on the use and abuse of wine. Chapter 1. Chapter 2.   Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction – 012 – Do all students learn in the same way? Of course not. So why should we teach them all in the... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Motivating Students

Motivating Students – 011 – When your students just want to be doing something else – anything else – how can you pull them in... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Varying Learning Modes

Varying Learning Modes – 010 – Here’s one way to put some variety into your lessons in order to grab more students’ interest and attention... Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: Talking to Parents

Talking to Parents – 009 – Parents should be your allies in helping your students grow and develop. Here’s a “top ten” list of guidelines... Read more
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Teaching Spirituality in Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools

This article deals with the form that curriculum and instruction for spirituality may take. To read the article, click here. Read more
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Classroom Teaching with Mark Smilowitz: When a Kid Fails a Test

When a Kid Fails a Test – 008 – What do you do when your student fails a test? Whose problem is it? What should... Read more