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  • DONORSCHOOSE.ORG: Setup and Success for Teachers

    Donors Choose.org is a nonprofit organization that has helped me and countless other public school teachers in the United States obtain funding for their classroom projects. We spend thousands of dollars of your own money each year on classroom supplies to make great things happen for our students (and...
  • Duke Farms: An Inspiring Resource for NJ Teachers (Part 2 of 2)

    If you are a science teacher you do not want to miss out on getting to know a little about Duke Farms, where the mission is “to become a model of environmental stewardship for the 21st Century and to inspire visitors to become informed stewards of the land.” Duke...
  • 7 NJ Programs to Connect Your Students to Community Service

    Whether you’re a club advisor, a guidance counselor or a classroom teacher looking for a way to connect your lessons to life in the Garden State, there are countless community service opportunities in a variety of settings right in your own back yard. And there’s nothing like a hands-on...
  • Icebreaking Tips for the First Week of School

    Here you go. 20+ students all to yourself. The first week of school has begun. Between getting your classroom in order, and trying to survive on what is (most likely) a few hours of sleep, you now have a brand new set of kids to work with. What is...
  • September Giveaway: $500 Blue Apron Gift Card

      We’d like to make going back to school a little bit easier, so our back-to-school giveaway is designed to help take away some of the stress involved in thinking about what’s for dinner. Enter this month’s drawing to win a $500 Blue Apron gift card, and give yourself...
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    Teachers Week at the Beach: Successful Summer Fun For Educators

    They say “life’s a beach,” and recently Plymouth Rock/Teachers’ Insurance Plan of NJ provided a little “slice of life” to New Jersey educators. From August 2-4 saw Plymouth Rock-Teachers’ Insurance Plan throw their second annual “Teachers Week at the Beach” at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach. The boardwalk,...
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    10 Young Adult Reads for Teachers to Enjoy this Summer and Recommend in the Fall

    10 Young Adult Reads for Teachers to Enjoy this Summer and Recommend in the Fall You’ve probably heard it before…Young Adult fiction isn’t just for young adults. But it’s true—some of the most engrossing reads in recent years are hidden in the YA section of your local bookstore. Use...
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    8 NJ Summer Day Trips to Inspire Your Teaching This Fall

    8 NJ Summer Day Trips to Inspire Your Teaching This Fall As a teacher, you spend all year preparing to pass on knowledge to your students, but the all-too-short summer months are the perfect opportunity to invigorate your own love of learning. Here are 8 summer trips you can...
  • Teachers of NJ: An Emergency Delivery Gives Birth to a Charity Ride

    Teachers of New Jersey: An Emergency Delivery Gives Birth to a Charity Ride NJ Teachers’ Lounge is excited to continue its Teachers of New Jersey series in 2017. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the series, it now comes out twice a month. This editorial series is curated by photojournalist, Gregory Andrus, creator...
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