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 same way? It may sound difficult, but there are practical ways teachers can easily adjust their lessons to meet the different needs of different students. Here are some reflections on differentiated instruction in the Judaic studies classroom.
About Mark Smilowitz
Rabbi Mark Smilowitz is a seasoned educator who has taught Judaic studies for middle school, high school, and post-high school ages in the classroom setting in New Jersey, Seattle, and Israel. He has rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University and graduate degrees in teaching Judaic studies from both Yeshiva University and Herzog College. He is currently working on a doctorate on the Jewish philosophy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik at the Hebrew University. Mark lives in Beit Shemesh with his wife Michelle and their children.