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  • Teaching it Forward in Howell HS AP Psych

    Susan Mrazek, Howell High School. Principles of Psychology and Advanced Placement Psychology.   “I feel I was always meant to do this job. My passion is to help my students to walk away from my class better people. I feel that being a psychology teacher, I can add so...
  • Teachers of NJ: Neighbors Helpling Neighbors at a Close-Knit Bayshore Preschool

    NJ Teachers’ Lounge is excited to continue its Teachers of New Jersey series in 2018. This editorial series is curated by photojournalist, Gregory Andrus, creator of the social media series, Portraits of the Jersey Shore. These stories highlight the joys, struggles, and personal reflections that surround being a teacher....
  • A NJ Teachers’ Guide to Fun Spring Break Day Trips

    There’s no need to travel far for spring break when you live in New Jersey. So many local attractions all over the state, make staying home an alluring option. There are so many awesome places to explore, and family things to do without going far or spending much. Teachers...
  • 10 Money Saving Apps for Frugal Teachers

    You know the stats: according to NPR.org and the Huffington Post, teachers are spending around $500- $1,000 of their own money on classroom supplies each and every year. That really adds up. As a teacher you spend money on other people’s kids. Whether it’s out of pure necessity, or...
  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Getting Started

    Mindfulness. It’s a word that seems to be getting tossed around a lot lately and is an extremely useful tool, but what is it exactly? What does it mean for you? What does it mean for your students? And the even bigger question – how do you implement it...
  • Exercises

    Combat Teacher Stress With These 7 Simple Exercises

    Teacher stress is on the rise. The profession has long been known to be a stressful one, but with changes in school policies around issues such as budget cuts, bullying, and political discourse, teacher stress is at an all time high. According to a USA Today study 58% of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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