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"I found the recent Holocaust event at the Walder Educational Pavilion to be very inspiring. The Walder Educational Pavilion is to be commended for their wonderful contribution to the teachers of our community and elsewhere, and to their students. With much appreciation."

- Tzivia Fishbane, Early childhood educator

 

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"This was my first visit and I marvel at the wealth of resources and creative ideas that are available for early childhood professionals."

- Fern Batchko, JCC Chicago

 

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"Thank you for your kind, patient and clear way of teaching the two computer classes. I found myself understanding the material because of the clear and easy explanations. I did not feel intimidated to ask questions. The atmosphere was safe and relaxed. This experience has made me think about my own classroom. I hope that I also make the material clear and understandable in an atmosphere that is relaxed and safe. I hope they feel comfortable asking questions Thank you for modeling these very important aspects of teaching."

- Ronya Friedman, Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov

 

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Walder Education is located at 8020 St. Louis  Ave, Skokie, IL 60076,  the northwest corner of Oakton and St. Louis.
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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

July and August hours are:

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

 


Quick Tip: Teaching Strategies - The Envelope, Please
 
Studies show that students learn more content and retain it longer, develop higher-order problem-solving and reasoning abilities, and improve social skills through small group cooperative learning. The Envelope, Please is a teaching tool that helps you achieve all these goals.
Prepare an envelope for each group.  
On the back of each envelope write 3-5 statements/clues about the subject/item/theme, etc. you are focusing on and wish for them to learn about. Clues and answers should be different for each group. 
Write the name of the subject/item/theme, etc. on a card and put it inside the envelope.
Distribute one envelope per group. Guide the groups to discuss the clues on their envelope and predict what’s inside.
After a predetermined amount of time, announce, “The envelope, please.” The groups open their envelopes to discover if their predictions were correct.
Conclude the activity by having each group share their clues and answers with the class. 
 
Benefits of Group Work. Washington University. Published online October 3, 2017. https://teachingcenter.wustl.edu/resources/active-learning/group-work-in-class/benefits-of-group-work/
 
SOS: The Envelope Please. Discovery Education. Published online December 1, 2014. http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2014/12/01/sos-the-envelope-please/
 
 
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