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Back to Basics: 3 Ways Parents Can Help Scholars Adjust to In-Person Learning

October 4, 2021 Success Academy

The school year is well underway, and it is so exciting to be together again in our classrooms. We love seeing scholars connect face-to-face and participate in hands-on science labs, team sports, and theatre productions alike. Nevertheless, we know returning to a new or unfamiliar learning space can be a challenging transition, and scholars might... Read more

Getting the Learning Environment Right — From the Start

September 2, 2021 Success Academy

At New Teacher Training, a number of our new teachers had questions about classroom management for our founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz. We’re sharing some of their questions and her answers here, to help the SA community understand why establishing a great learning environment is so important. Read more

10 Ways to Stay Energized During Remote Teaching

October 16, 2020 Success Academy

How do our teachers manage to keep their minds and bodies energized in the remote environment? Find out below. Read more

10 Tips for Building Community in the Remote Classroom

August 21, 2020 Success Academy

For new scholars and new teachers, remote learning can feel overwhelming — how can we feel together when we’re so far apart? We asked teachers who excelled at remote learning in the spring for their advice on building community in the classroom. Read more

5 Ways To Help Your Child Succeed In Middle School

April 29, 2020 Success Academy

We know the transition from elementary to middle school can be overwhelming, so we talked to staff and parents about their experiences. Here’s some of their advice on setting scholars up for success. Read more

3 Tips to Help Your Scholar Manage Worries and Stress During COVID-19

April 24, 2020 Success Academy

It is tough to balance caring for yourself and your kids, while also managing the responsibilities of home and work. We talked to three mental health professionals about how parents can help their kids build healthy habits and reduce worry, anxiety, and stress during this trying time. Read more

Helping Teachers Find Their Groove as Classroom Managers: SA Upper West’s Jose Ojeda Explains

November 12, 2019 Jose Ojeda

Throughout my 12 years at Success Academy, many experiences have shaped my approach as an educator. One stands out from when I was an associate teacher and still learning the ropes of classroom management. Now, the lessons I learned form the cornerstone of my classroom management coaching: Finding your own style and voice is essential for successful — and joyful — classroom management. Read more

Ten Nutrition Tips for Educators

October 24, 2019 Elora Tocci

Recently, educators came together at the Robertson Center to conquer one of the universal challenges of the workplace: what to eat between the first bell and the last. Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, a registered dietitian and nutrition expert, shares her top tips for teachers on how to plan your meals and snacks so that you can feel healthy, stay energized, and treat yourself to the type of food that fuels your body and your soul. Read more

How We Beat the October Slump: 8 Tips for Teachers From Teachers

October 7, 2019 Success Academy

Studies show that this time of year tends to bring on the "teacher blues"— a time when teachers might especially feel the weight of their workload, or even feel a little discouraged. We asked veteran teachers to share how they reboot when the days start getting shorter, and they offered up some valuable tips and tricks. Read more

What I Learned From My First Year of Teaching

September 19, 2019 Success Academy

New teachers, we hope this advice from last year’s “Rookie of the Year” winners encourages and guides you during your first weeks and months in the classroom! Read more