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  • 10 Teacher Memes for Surviving the Last Month of School

    10 Teacher Memes for Surviving the Last Month of School

    We are soooooo cloooooseto the finish line. The end of school festivities will soon be under way, and if everything goes right you’ll be basking in your new collection of “World’s Greatest Teacher” mugs, Starbucks gift cards, and potted flowers. Hang in there…May is only 31 days; it can’t...
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    Celebrate Latino Book Month in Your Class this May

    Did you know that Latinos make up about 15% of the United States population?  And did you know that only 2% of the children’s books published each year are written by or about Latinos.  With such a disparity, educators have a great opportunity to bring some of the great...
  • The Educator’s Quest for Google Certification: Hangouts, Sites, Forms

    The Educator’s Quest for Google Certification: Hangouts, Sites, Forms

    Hangouts, Sites, Forms We started our journey by examining the overall benefits of acquiring the Google Certification Level I to both you the teacher and the students.  In our first leg of the journey, we discovered the advantageous uses of Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to help with our organization...
  • Save the Date – Teacher Week at the Beach 2019 Dates Announced!

    Save the Date – Teacher Week at the Beach 2019 Dates Announced!

    Teacher Week at the Beach is back for the fourth year running! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 31 – Friday, August 2. That’s when Plymouth Rock’s Teachers’ Insurance Plan will be giving away free passes to the beach and other venues to registered teachers and their guests.  Dates...
  • 7 Garden Starter Ideas for Your Classroom

    Gardening is a fantastic way to get kids off of electronic devices and outside doing something active. As the wise Robin Williams once said, “spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’” Get students excited about plants and science with these 7 fun garden starter ideas. These are cute...
  • 7 Reasons You’ll Love Being Married to a Teacher

    7 Reasons You’ll Love Being Married to a Teacher

    So… you’re marrying a teacher? Yes it’s true, you’ll never be able to go anywhere in public without stopping to talk to someone and, most likely, you’ll be asked to save items around the house for random science projects. You may even have to occasionally confiscate the laptop from...
  • Rethinking the Phone-Free Classroom

    Rethinking the Phone-Free Classroom

    Photo Credit: https://www.overyondr.com/howitworks One of my colleagues recently agreed to have her classroom used as a test group for a product called YONDR (pictured above). It’s a pouch that locks students’ cell phones inside with a magnet; students must then wait for the unlocking base to release them. The...
  • 7 Mother’s Day Handprint Crafts for Your Classroom

    7 Mother’s Day Handprint Crafts for Your Classroom

    Mother’s Day is one of the best times to create adorable crafts with your students. Moms and dads love seeing homemade treasures their kids make at school, and there is just something about getting a handprint craft that makes mom’s heart melt.  Regardless of how old their child is,...
  • Using the Holocaust to empower students to speak up in today’s world.

    Teachers of NJ: Using the Holocaust to empower students to speak up in today’s world.

    Stacy Schiller, Raritan High School, Hazlet. US History II and an elective on the Holocaust and Genocide and an elective on Sociology. “While I was a teacher in Marlboro my principal had gone on a trip with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust education to Europe and visited two...
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