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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#NAISac 2019 Highlights: Viola Davis and Presenting on Women Seeking Leadership

From listening, in awe, to Viola Davis share her hero’s journey with a room full of educators, to presenting with a group of powerhouse females on women in leadership in independent schools – to a packed audience, we might add – … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Marrying a Teacher is the Best

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Educator’s Ally team thought we’d share a little-known secret about teachers – people who marry them are the happiest. Why? Our friends at THINK ALOUD break it down for you. Take a … 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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Caine’s Arcade – The Power of Cardboard!

Caine Monroy was just an average kid who hung out at his Dad’s used auto parts store in Los Angeles before a chance encounter with filmmaker, Nirvan Mullick, who discovered and showed the world that Caine was anything but average. … 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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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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Recruiting Without Bias at Private Schools

As 2017 comes to a close and the 2018 hiring season kicks into high gear, independent school administrators and faculty may be reflecting on how they can improve upon their school communities and the ways in which they can make … Continue reading

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