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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...
  • New Year. New Job. New School. New You?

    New year. New job. New school. At the end of the day, transitions are not just between classes and for students. They can happen to us, as educators. We find ourselves in situations where there may be a better opportunity calling and it becomes available for us to take...
  • Organizing Hurricane Relief at School

    Organizing Hurricane Relief at School: Here’s a Quick Guide to Connecting With Key Organizations With Superstorm Sandy still painfully fresh for many of us New Jerseyans, I’m sure that many of us can’t help but feel a special connection and empathy with the people of Texas and Florida. As...
  • Duke Farms in New Jersey

    A New Jersey Teacher Discovers Duke Farms

    A New Jersey teacher takes us on a tour of an educational destination that is sure to inspire students and teachers alike — to Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. I have stumbled on a hidden gem, and I would like to share this amazing resource with all my teacher...
  • A NJ Teacher (and Mom) Says to September: Bring it On!

    Are you ready? Can you hear the school bells calling and the echo of alarm clocks ringing in the air? Because ready or not, here September comes! And no matter where we hide, the new school year is going to find us. It’s time to pack away the BBQ’s,...
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    The Real Deal with the Back to School Blues

    Well folks, it’s August — the Sunday night of months. Oh sure, we still have a few weeks left to wake up when it’s light out and to use the bathroom whenever we darn well please. But August is when BTSD sets in for real. For you non-teachers, that’s...
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