Bill Bodkin, Author at New Jersey Teachers Lounge
  • The Teacher’s Assistant: A Rewarding Career & A Great Foot in the Door

    Full time teaching jobs in the state of New Jersey are hard to find. To get your foot in the door, you may substitute, or you may be able to get work as a full time or part time assistant. It may not seem like the job you wanted,...
  • Building for the Future: The Dragon Depot in Brick Township HS

    High school isn’t just about preparing students for college, it’s about preparing them for the rest of their lives. Darla Novick, a Structured Learning Experience Coordinator at Brick Township High School, believes this, and it was her “dream” to give her students tools to build for the future. She...
  • An Educator’s Guide to the 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

    As a teacher in a state where public school is mostly funded by state and local dollars, you know that whoever is elected governor has a large impact on how public education functions. So what do you need to know about the candidates in November’s Election? Let’s break it...
  • Teachers of NJ: A Teacher Reflects on Raising Two Special Olympians

    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 of the social media series, Portraits of the Jersey Shore. These stories highlight...
  • Classroom Activities for the Week of Respect

    This article is written by motivational speaker, Mike Marsteller. The first week of October means it’s the Week of Respect for schools in New Jersey. If you are at Sparta, Anthony Wayne, Little Falls, Stewartsville, Valley View, Tighe, or Belhaven I hope I get to see and meet you...
  • Marsteller October T&C

    Mike Marsteller Sweepstakes 2017 OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE. ALL ENTRIES HAVE AN EQUAL CHANCE OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ENTRY PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on September 29 at 2pm EST and ends on October...
  • October Giveaway: An Inspirational Assembly with Mike Marsteller

    NJ Teachers’ Lounge is proud to announce its October giveaway. This month’s giveaway is an inspirational giveaway that will benefit the entire student body of your school. Enter now through October 27 to win an exclusive speaking engagement from Mike Marsteller, one of the country’s foremost youth motivational speakers. Marsteller’s...
  • Get to Know the NJ Association of School Librarians

    Media services and school libraries continue to evolve at a brisk pace, but we all can probably point to a librarian who has made a difference in our or our students’ lives. Quietly coming alongside students to guide them along their journey toward independent learning, or building a special...
  • 21 Teachers in the Running for NJ Teacher of the Year

    The New Jersey Teachers Lounge would like to congratulate the 21 teachers who, earlier this month, were named the top educator in their respective counties by the Department of Education. As reported in mid-September by NJ.com, these teachers were chosen by of groups of school administrators, parents, and their fellow...
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