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 of words teachers can use to help promote a positive student self-image, as well as words we would do well to avoid.
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.