Judith Brendel

Educational Consultant
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Judy is a successful educator with unique experiences, certifications, and talents. She has been both a K-12 math teacher and a visual-arts teacher, a middle school and a high school supervisor, a district Director of Curriculum and Technology, and founder of the professional-development department of a young ed-tech company. She is well known around the state for presenting hundreds of well-received hands-on workshops for teachers, supervisors, and administrators and for her published articles and math review books.
Judy has taught graduate-ed courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Mercy College in New York. In more recent years she has been a student-teacher mentor and supervisor through Montclair State University and continues to be an officer on various state boards, such as NJPSA/FEA, AMTNJ and NJSFWC (NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs).
Besides highlighting her knowledge and invaluable experiences, her evaluations often stress that her “energetic enthusiasm and passion for teaching is contagious, and her workshops interesting and original. You always leave with useful material and linked resources.”

Judith's Workshops 

Math
Math

Increase Your Students’ Success on Math Assessments

How do you as an educator take the next steps to move from overwhelming data and standards-based instruction to meaningful, appropriate, do-able assessments?

How can in-class quizzes and tests help students grow from success with traditional, familiar tasks, to success with the rigor and format of state assessments?

In these workshops you will experience NJSLS/PARCC-like assessments, investigate a wealth of resources, and learn how to coordinate tests that will assess students as you help them move comfortably from the traditional to master “newer” expectations.


GRADES:

K-12

Math
Math

Differentiate Instruction In Math: “It’s Not As Hard As You Think!”

In many districts students and parents are now permitted to select the course-level of their choice, even if it is not the student’s recommended placement. Teachers are faced with new challenges. How can we, as caring, dedicated professional educators, teach students at different levels of understanding and backgrounds at the same time? Can we realistically meet the needs of each student?

In these workshops, we will review the latest research with appropriate course level content. Teachers will experience a range of effective instructional and learning strategies and specific activities to keep ALL students motivated, engaged, learning and succeeding. Yes, we can meet their needs.

GRADES:

3-12

Math
Math

Lesson Planning To Maximize Student Growth In Mathematics


Wouldn’t you like to hear your students say, “Wow, I can’t believe math class is over. It went so fast; it was really fun!

Well-designed lessons consider INTRODUCTIONS, MODELING, INVESTIGATIONS, PRACTICE, COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION, APPLICATIONS, MONITORING and ASSESSMENTS. But they also involve the students as they learn about their needs and communicate with each other and their teacher.

Plans consider different ways for material to be taught, learned, analyzed and assessed. They make learning fun, interesting, do-able and challenging at the same time. Students sometimes work alone, sometimes in pairs or in teams, or as a whole class. They may learn to evaluate their own needs and keep track of their growth.
Teaching is both a skill and an art. Skills can be learned, but the art comes from the heart. Combining both as you plan leads to the best experiences for everyone.

GRADES:

3-12

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