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  • The Reasons Why Kids (and Teachers) Need a Hobby

    January is National Hobby Month and a reminder to us all to spend time doing something we genuinely enjoy. Teaching can be so all consuming that it’s important for us to find time to do something we genuinely enjoy. More than that, hobbies can be a great way to...
  • 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...
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    A New Year, a New Lunch: 10 Easy Ways to Change it Up in 2018

    Lunch is quite possibly the hardest meal of the day for teachers. Chances are, you’re not sitting down for a leisurely 45-minute quiet time for yourself or heading out to a local deli for a lunch with colleagues. Your down time is at a premium, and that’s even if...
  • 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...
  • Teachers of NJ: Third Grade and Me

    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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    Eddie B Comedy – An Interview with the Teachers’ Comedian

    Eddie B is a fast-talking teacher, turned comedian. The Houston native gained a wealth of material during his eleven years of teaching public school. The comedian, who performs at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank on December 8, brings a power-packed show filled with jokes about “what teachers...
  • Want Empathetic Students? Keep Them Reading Literature.

      “If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb inside his skin and walk around in it.” These words, spoken by...
  • Teachers of NJ: English Teacher on a Mission to See a Book in Every Child’s Home

    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...
  • Welcome to The Teachers Lounge (South): Our NJEA Conference Recap

    The NJ Teachers’ Lounge crew took a trip to Atlantic City to the NJEA Conference. The conference took place November 9-10 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, located just outside the downtown region of AC. We had our booth set up, and it was such a blast. Teachers came...
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