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  • Teachers of NJ: One Year Teaching, and It’s True Love

    Christine Mortensen, 7th Grade English Arts Teacher at Helen A. Fort Middle School, Pemberton NJ.   I just finished my first year teaching. My first week of school was a blur. I don’t even remember it. I was so excited to introduce myself to all the students, and I...
  • Less Than Two Weeks Until Teacher Week at the Beach 2018, Reserve Your Spot Now

    Teacher Week at the Beach returns to the Jersey Shore in 2018! The event, hosted by Plymouth Rock/Teachers’ Insurance Plan of NJ, will take place at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach July 18-20. For more information on the event, check out the official website, which you can reach...
  • Teachers of NJ: Toms River Teacher Finds Classroom Inspiration from Daughter

    “I like to be very interactive with my class. In the beginning of the school year we do something called Jumping Through Time, where they use jump ropes and call out places or historical events that they know. I also do something called the Nile River Cafe, and they...
  • Teacher Week at the Beach 2018

    Teacher Week at the Beach returns to the Jersey Shore in 2018! The event, hosted by Plymouth Rock/Teachers’ Insurance Plan of NJ, will take place at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach July 18-20. For more information on the event, check out the official website, which you can reach...
  • Teachers of NJ: Paying It Forward: Gratitude and Special Ed at Southern Regional HS

    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...
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    Women’s History Month: 7 Ideas to Inspire Your Teaching

    Looking for online resources on New Jersey women’s history, or local destinations to visit with your class? Thankfully, there are a multitude of quality resources available for NJ educators to draw upon to develop lesson plans for Women’s History Month this March. Complete lesson plans are also at your...
  • Teachers of NJ: A 32-year Special Ed Veteran Shares Her Scars, Wisdom

    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....
  • Hands-on, Hydroponic “STEM carts” Come to NJ Classrooms

    Gardening has a whole new look. While outside gardens are always nice, there are new vertical gardens happening inside, without the sun,  and minus the dirt. It’s called hydroponics —  an extremely efficient, sustainable, compact, and successful way to garden. Some are even calling this, the future of gardening....
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