Methodology

  • MTH 1.1- Introduction to Methodology (To be taken concurrently with MTH 1.15) An introduction to the multiple dynamics involved in a career in teaching. Students will learn about the role of a teacher in building each individual child. Topics include: the role of the Morah, preparedness, clarity, student assessment, parent/student/teacher relations and communication. Students will use the information gained from this course to help fulfill other courses’ required lesson plans and presentations. A portfolio will be developed for submission. 
  • MTH 1.15- Classroom Observation (To be taken concurrently with MTH 1.1)Students will visit several classrooms and teachers, on a variety of grade levels, in community schools. This will help them gain insight into a variety of teaching styles, and help them begin to develop an understanding of their own teaching style. A log/journal of observation visits will be maintained, and will include narrative descriptions of sessions observed as well as reflective analysis of teaching practice. 
  • MTH 2.1- Introduction to Methodology (To be taken concurrently with MTH 2.15) A continuation and expansion of MTH 1.1.  Students will use the information gained from this course to help fulfill other courses’ required lesson plans and presentations. A portfolio will be developed for submission.  
  • MTH 2.15- Classroom Observation (To be taken concurrently with MTH 2.1)Students will continue to visit several classrooms and teachers, on a variety of grade levels, in community schools. A log/journal of observation visits will be maintained, and will include narrative descriptions of sessions observed as well as reflective analysis of teaching practice. 
  • MTH 6.1- Classroom Methodology (Prerequisite: MTH 1.1, MTH 1.15) (To be taken concurrently with MTH 8.1)This course aims at creating an effective teacher and an effective classroom environment. Students will learn to develop lesson plans, manage a classroom, explore means of assessment, develop communication and time management skills, and ability to conduct an introspective self-analysis of their pedagogical abilities. 
  • MTH 6.2- Classroom Methodology II (Prerequisite: MTH 6.1) (To be taken concurrently with MTH 8.1)A continued exploration of the topics presented in MTH 6.1. 
  • MTH 7.1/TL 6.2- Cultural Literacy/Teaching Judaic StudiesThis class focuses on understanding the elements of teaching limudei kodesh. Emphasis will be placed on the tools students need to succeed - fluency, life-lessons and application - as well as the creation of learning materials suited to a range of learning styles. 
  • MTH 8.1 & 8.2 (2 semesters)- Mentoring Program(To be taken concurrently with MTH 6.1 and MTH 6.2)Students will be assigned a mentor teacher in a community school, and will spend a minimum of 120 hours observing that teacher. Students will be expected to deliver a series of model lessons for their mentor, the director of the program, the mentoring supervisor and the school principal. A log/journal of observations will be maintained, and will include narrative descriptions of sessions observed as well as reflective analysis of teaching practice.​