When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices. This is one of many lessons we will be sharing on teaching Judaic content, lesson planning, models of teaching, differentiated and individualized instruction and learning activities designed to transform the classroom into a Jewish community of cooperative learners. The title of this lesson is “How can a teacher discover the multiple intelligences preferences of his or her students through a community building activity”? Since there are 13 elements in each lesson plan we will divide this lesson plan into five parts. Here is the first part of this lesson on how a teacher can discover the multiple intelligence preferences of their students.
Enduring Jewish Knowledge Rationale for the Lesson
In the Torah and the Talmud there are many references regarding the responsibility of parents to teach the Torah to their children including:
For example, in Talmud Sanhedrin 91b it says: "Denying a child religious knowledge robs the child of an inheritance."
Accordingly, it is our responsibility as parents and teachers to transmit our Jewish inheritance to our children. The question that this chapter and the following lessons attempt to address is: how can we accomplish that sacred and profound obligation?
Essential Question/s: If we are to assume that it is the responsibility of the teacher to instill love for the teachings in the Torah, teachers are confronted with this essential question. Can a teacher reach all of his or her students? What can a teacher do to reach all or his or her students?
Assessment/s: (Initial, ongoing, and final activities designed to measure what the student has learned)
Students individually, in pairs, via classroom discussion and as a homework assignment discuss the answer to these questions: Can a teacher reach all of his or her students? What can a teacher do to reach all or his or her students? How can a teacher discover the multiple intelligences preferences of their students?
Objective/Learning Outcome: (What the student is supposed to learn from this lesson)
In his or her own words, the students will
· Discuss what a teacher can do to discover the multiple intelligences preferences of their students.
Name of the Active Learning Procedures: Mill and Freeze
In the next post we will share the second part of a five part lesson on what a teacher can do to discover the multiple intelligences preferences of his or her students through a community building activity.