Wait! Do These 8 Things Before You Leave School for the Summer

Congratulations! You made it to the end of the school year. Whether you sailed across the finish line or limped over it, you should be proud of the work you accomplished with your students. Before you completely check out for … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Your Job Search

With the 2019 independent school hiring season in full swing, the Educator’s Ally Team wants to make sure you feel as prepared as possible for the opportunities ahead. Here are 6 tips for a successful private school job search: Get … Continue reading

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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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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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EA Retreat: a pause for reflection

  Here at EA, we’ve had a busy summer and we’re looking forward to an even busier fall! But before the launch of the new school year, the EA team took some time to step back and reflect on this … Continue reading

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Did You Know?! Fun Facts about Independent Schools

  Just because it’s summer vacation for most educators doesn’t mean the learning has to end (read this article for some tips on how to beat “summer slide”)! We’ve done some digging and pulled together some facts about the history, … Continue reading

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Educator’s Ally Summer Reading List

For teachers and students alike, end-of-school chaos is (or is almost) in the rearview, which means one thing: summer vacation is finally here. Summer is the perfect season to relax, unwind, and escape from the world with a consuming book. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Job Search: Go After Your Goals in 2017

A new year offers a clean slate, a fresh chance, a sense of uncharted possibility for what’s to come in the next trip around the sun. Perhaps you’re ready for more leadership responsibilities, or it’s simply time for a change. … Continue reading

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