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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Welcome to Back to School Night with Mrs. Mom

    Sometimes the lines between mom and teacher blend, and, really, I don’t know where one ends and the other begins. This is evidenced by the number of times I have been called “mom” in my classroom, and I know I am not the only one.  I have also been...
  • Teachers of NJ: How Being “Part Robot” Brings STEM to Life in My Class

    How Being “Part Robot” Brings STEM to Life in My Class 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...
  • DONORSCHOOSE.ORG: Setup and Success for Teachers

    Donors Choose.org is a nonprofit organization that has helped me and countless other public school teachers in the United States obtain funding for their classroom projects. We spend thousands of dollars of your own money each year on classroom supplies to make great things happen for our students (and...
  • Duke Farms: An Inspiring Resource for NJ Teachers (Part 2 of 2)

    If you are a science teacher you do not want to miss out on getting to know a little about Duke Farms, where the mission is “to become a model of environmental stewardship for the 21st Century and to inspire visitors to become informed stewards of the land.” Duke...
  • 7 NJ Programs to Connect Your Students to Community Service

    Whether you’re a club advisor, a guidance counselor or a classroom teacher looking for a way to connect your lessons to life in the Garden State, there are countless community service opportunities in a variety of settings right in your own back yard. And there’s nothing like a hands-on...
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