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Walder Education Online Teachers' Resource Center

"Every child deserves the best teacher and every teache deserves to be the best"

 
 

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Testimonials

"I really wanted thank you and everyone at the Walder Education Pavilion for the classes and inspiration throughout the summer. The Walder Education Pavilion is every teacher’s dream/candy store."

- Yosepha Krohn, Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov

 

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"The Walder Education Pavilion is a warm, welcoming creative space. Each time I come I exchange ideas with other teachers and grow as a person."

- Sari Ray, Ida Crown Jewish Academy

 

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Walder Education is temporarily located at 5665 N. Jersey, Chicago.

To make an appointment or contact us, call 847.674.0800 or email us at teacherscenter@waldereducation.org
 

Unless noted otherwise on the calendar below, our normal school year hours are:

Sunday 10am-2pm   |   Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10am-4pm   |   Wednesday 7-9pm

2018 July and August hours are:

Sunday Closed   |   Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10am-4pm   |   Wednesday 5-9pm

 


Quick Tip: What’s Your Teaching Style?
 
Teaching styles are instructional and classroom management strategies. According to Anthony Grasha, in his book, A Matter of Style, “Style … affected how people presented information, interacted with students, managed classroom tasks...” 
 
Authority: teacher-centered, direct instruction, lecture. The teacher presents content for students to absorb. The teacher is active, the students are passive.
 
Demonstrator/Modeling: teacher-centered, direct instruction. The teacher acts as coach, modeling lessons, showing demonstrations and multimedia presentations.
 
Facilitator: student-centered. The teacher acts as facilitator, consultant, actively guiding students by asking leading questions, encouraging student exploration, offering alternatives, motivating students to higher-level thinking and problem-solving. This can be used in whole class lessons, group or individual work. 
 
Delegator: student-centered, the least active role for teachers. Students work independent of teachers, individually or in groups. The teacher is an observer and resource person. 
 
Although teachers may lean toward a particular style, many employ a combination of styles depending on their personalities and comfort level, the learning needs of their students, and the subject and goals of the particular lesson. To be the most effective teacher, be cognizant of the teaching styles you employ.
 
 
 
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