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  • Get Inspired!: Duke Farms Summer PD

    Get Inspired! Duke Farms Summer PD

    Cross-curricular and Interdisciplinary PD Cross-curricular and interdisciplinary are big buzzwords in education today. We teachers are looking to incorporate reading, writing, math, science, and social studies into lessons daily. Duke Farms offers professional development to enrich all teachers in the areas of ecology, conservation, and nature to help them...
  • Maybe Next Year: A Tired Teacher’s End of Year Wish List

    Maybe Next Year: A Tired Teacher’s End of Year Wish List

    You’ve heard the phrase, “For whom the bell tolls,” and I am sure that this time of year, it tolls for us teachers. We are counting down the number of times that bell marks the beginning and end of the day. Will we make it to the end? It certainly...
  • Teachers of NJ: Graduations, Goodbyes, and Good Wishes in Manasquan

    Teachers of NJ: Graduations, Goodbyes, and Good Wishes in Manasquan

    Jamie Onorato, Manasquan High School, English and Print Media  “It is so exciting being a teacher. I get about 30 kids in my classes, and for about an hour a day, I get to know them, I get to teach them something, and I always hope that I give...
  • There is a new movement in education, finding its beginning in 2010 when a group of educators gathered in Philadelphia, without a schedule or plan, for a computer science “unconference.”

    Discover a New Way to do PD: NJ Summer EdCamps

    Are you bored of the typical professional development where you are being talked atinstead of participating? There is a new movement in education, finding its beginning in 2010 when a group of educators gathered in Philadelphia, without a schedule or plan, for a computer science “unconference.” This original group...
  • NASA’s Apollo Art Contest Takes Students to the Moon

    NASA’s Apollo Art Contest Takes Students to the Moon

    This July 20th will mark the 50thanniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic moon walk and his now famous declaration: “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”Whether we teach science, reading, math, or art- this is a moment that changed education forever. While it may seem that moon landings...
  • A Tired Teacher’s Guide to Quality End of Year Movies for the Classroom

    The end of the school year can feel like a basketball game already won with 5 minutes left to play. Your students might be preparing for finals or finishing up an end-of-the-year project, but their need and desire for instructional time in front of the board have already left...
  • Teachers of New Jersey: From Fallujah to Matawan–A Destiny Shaped by Special Needs

    Editor’s Note: This story was one of the first Teachers of NJ stories we ever ran on the Teachers’ Lounge. It was one of our most popular incarnations of the story, but since it’s over one year old, and we have a whole new audience, we figured we’d share...
  • 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...
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