Topics offered by Rabbi, Dr. Leon Weissberg:
Professional Growth Workshops & Seminars in
Topics run approximately 60–90 minutes. More than one topic can be offered depending on the needs of the institution. Topics can be custom designed to accommodate the specific situations
Questioning: The Key to Effective Teaching
Teachers use questioning skills more than any other communication technique. This will be an opportunity to help teachers recognize the differences in higher order and lower order questions, multiple questioning, non-academic questioning and how to use these different types of questions in an effective instructional modality.
Multiple Intelligence and Variant Learning
Participants will have an opportunity to discover the different modalities by which children learn. The participants will come to recognize their own most effective method of learning and will discover how difficult it is to learn in a hostile learning environment.
The tool to teaching students how to study and learn. This workshop provides teachers with the skills for developing cooperative learning as a method of instruction within the classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to role model learning through texts and discover the effectiveness of such an activity in a learning environment.
The “Ten Commandments” of Effective Instruction
This workshop helps teachers focus on 10 very specific areas of organization of instruction that has a proven impact on student achievement. Teachers will find that by being aware of these specific teacher behaviors it can improve the flow of instruction.
Is it really here? Discussions of the teacher behaviors that provide for subtle gender inequity in the classroom. Demonstrating a model for consciousness raising on the part of teachers and supervisors.
Do our students really hear what we say? A discussion of the various components of effective communication skills in order to increase the impact of student learning.
The first step to effective teaching
Management of Student Behavior:
Is It Disciplining or Managing or coping? – Participants will be provided with the research and techniques of developing effective skills in organizing and guiding students to recognize appropriate behaviors in order to increase student achievement.
Supervision or Coaching
A Tool For Professional Educational Growth – To provide participants with an opportunity to review tools for observing teacher behaviors and helping teachers develop pedagogic skills ina positive and receptive environment. (for school administrators and supervisors)
Is it really necessary? (for school administrators and supervisors)
Organization of Instruction
This workshop helps teachers focus on 10 very specific areas of organization of instruction that has a proven impact on student achievement. Teachers will find that by being aware of these specific teacher behaviors it can improve the flow of instruction.(approximately 30 min)
Identify the stumbling blocs to effective assessment of student learning & teacher teaching -A review of the needs and methodology of assessing student learning while assessing one’s own teaching.
Critical Thinking Skills
Using the word THINK doesn’t make it a “thinking” question! Using the Venn diagram and other techniques to generate independent and creative thinking among students.
Differentiated Instruction: Teaching for the 21st century interactive, multi-tasking students
Teachers need to begin using teaching techniques based on the premise that instructional approaches should vary and be adapted in relation to individual and diverse students in classrooms. This workshop will provide teachers with a review of how individual successes are maximized by meeting each student where he/she is and assisting in the learning process. Differentiated Instruction works in tandem with Multiple Intelligences and awareness that the “one size fits all” theory of teaching is ineffective for the 21st century students.