The Importance of Sharing with Students

    With the start of a new school year upon us, teachers are busily preparing their lesson plans for the first few days of school.  Both students and teachers are likely eager to share their summer adventures, so why … Continue reading

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New School Year: New Innovative Initiatives

    As teachers put their final touches on classroom bulletin boards, and students pack their backpacks with freshly sharpened pencils and notebooks, faculties are gearing up for the school year that for many include exciting new initiatives. One potent … Continue reading

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The Hotchkiss EFX Lab: A Modern Day Playground

It is no secret that STEM labs are popping up on campuses across the country. Still, some schools are taking design-thinking spaces to a whole new level, and Hotchkiss’s EFX (Engineering, Fabrication, Exploration) Lab is one of these places. Their … Continue reading

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A Complicated Relationship

As a company of all women, we’d be lying if we told you that the conversation in our office doesn’t sometimes revolve around our hair. So this summer, hit the beach with one of our new favorites, Me, My Hair and I: Twenty-Seven … Continue reading

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STEAM in the Music Classroom? Ok, Go!

We loved this recent segment on NBC that highlights the rock band OK Go and their quest to help schools integrate science and math into the curriculum through music. “After finding out that their ingenious music videos were being used to … Continue reading

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Norman Doors: “The Tyranny of Bad Doors Must End”

Do you know what “Norman Doors” are? We didn’t either but now we can’t stop seeing them every day and everywhere! We had the pleasure of sitting in on a session led by Jed Dioguardi, Director of Information Technology, at … Continue reading

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Game-Based Lessons Make Learning Fun

Using technology and game-based learning in the classroom can be an exciting and useful way to get students involved. In our recent conversations with teachers, foreign language teachers in particular, we’ve heard that Kahoot! has been an effective tool for … Continue reading

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The Performance Art of Teaching

Whether you’re teaching a Math or Science class, engaging students in a History or English Harkness discussion, there remains one common thread essential to captivating your audience: recognizing that one key ingredient is the art of performance. At least that’s … Continue reading

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Your First Job Search: It’s Not Too Late!

  As the new year begins, many college seniors may have “find a job” on their list of resolutions. At Educator’s Ally, we work with educators at every stage of their career, from senior administrators to college students looking for … Continue reading

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