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  • The Reasons Why Kids (and Teachers) Need a Hobby

    January is National Hobby Month and a reminder to us all to spend time doing something we genuinely enjoy. Teaching can be so all consuming that it’s important for us to find time to do something we genuinely enjoy. More than that, hobbies can be a great way to...
  • 8 Great Ways for NJ Teachers to Celebrate Black History Month

    This February, NJ educators have an abundance of great ways to recognize the contributions of African Americans from the Garden State as well as so much of the rich cultural history that has transpired right here in New Jersey. From curriculum resources addressing Black history to historical sites and...
  • What Should NJ Educators Expect from New Murphy Regime?

    After the gubernatorial inauguration on Tuesday, New Jersey educators might wonder what’s in store for education reform under the leadership of Democrat Phil Murphy. Endorsed by the NJEA, it has been clear since voting season that Murphy has a few specific priorities going forward–most of them in opposition to...
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    A New Year, a New Lunch: 10 Easy Ways to Change it Up in 2018

    Lunch is quite possibly the hardest meal of the day for teachers. Chances are, you’re not sitting down for a leisurely 45-minute quiet time for yourself or heading out to a local deli for a lunch with colleagues. Your down time is at a premium, and that’s even if...
  • Teachers of NJ: The Unique, Gratifying Rewards of Teaching Special Ed

    NJ Teachers’ Lounge is excited to continue its Teachers of New Jersey series in 2018. 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...
  • 10 Healthy and Easy Dinner Ideas for Busy Teachers

    Dinnertime is supposed to be a relaxing time with family, but who has the time to cook elaborate meals after a long day at school? Or cook at all, for that matter? If you find yourself in the “if it isn’t easy, it isn’t happening” mode more often than...
  • 12 Months of Chocolate T&C

    12 Months of Chocolate 2018 Giveaway 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 January 4  at 2:00pm EST and ends...
  • January Giveaway: 12 Months of Chocolate

    What could be better than receiving a delectable Godiva treat every month for 12 months? This exceptional gift is especially for snack lovers (a.k.a. everyone!). NJ Teachers Lounge is proud to announce their January giveaway… 12 months of chocolate from Godiva! Enter now and you will receive a unique...
  • Essential New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers

    When the clock strikes midnight on the new year, we always resolve to better ourselves. Whether it be losing weight, quitting smoking, reading more, or joining a gym — we always want to do something to better ourselves. As teachers we can resolve to do all these things, but...
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