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  • Five Festive Thanksgiving Craft Projects for the Classroom

    Thanksgiving is nearly here! While the work week leading up to turkey day is a short one, it still requires two and a half days (or maybe three full, who knows) of planning for your classroom. The best way to fill in the time is with some fun, enjoyable,...
  • Fall Crafts

    Five Fun Fall Art Projects

    Fall is in full swing already, and with the season comes a bit of rain and some brisker weather. Leaves are covering the grounds, and you’ve got a classroom full of children. So how can you make this work for you? By making the best of a cloudy, windy...
  • The Facebook Top 25 for Teachers: Pages You Are Bound to Love (and Like)

    Being a teacher is a unique job, with unparalleled challenges, and rewards. That is why The NJ Teachers’ Lounge has compiled a list of the Top 25 (in no particular order) helpful, insightful, innovative, and downright hilarious Facebook pages, just for you. There are a number of really great...
  • Teachers of NJ: 40 Years of Music Education Leads to a Lifetime of Connections

    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...
  • Mindfulness for Teachers: What You Can Do to be Prepared for Classroom Stress

    Let’s get real for a minute…teaching is hard, you guys. Between lesson planning, classroom management, communicating with parents, grading, attending professional development – the list goes on and on – teachers are so very busy. And this busyness inevitably leads to high levels of stress and burn out. It’s...
  • Dining Out in Atlantic City on a NJ Teacher Budget

    If you’re heading down to Atlantic City this month for the NJEA Convention, you’re most likely a teacher. And if you are a teacher, you’re probably not heading into town armed with a big expense account and some high roller comps at the casino. You want to have some...
  • Five Spooky, Fun and Easy Halloween Crafts

    Hard to believe, but Halloween is right around the corner. October 31st is normally a day reserved for parties, parades, and of course, candy. Teachers may worry about the student sugar rush coming their way, but listed below are some really creepy and creative crafts to help provide a...
  • The Modern Teacher: Accepting the Role of Facilitator & Guide

    In the thick of the back to school meetings, during a heated discussion about student centered learning, the presence of technology in the 21st century classroom, and in a room of fully committed, professional adults who have made it their life’s work to inspire and teach the youth of...
  • Teachers of NJ: The Transforming Loss that Called Me to School Counseling

    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...
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