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  • 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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    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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
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    Liberty Science Center Announces New Programs & Scholarships

    Liberty Science Center has announced a new programs and scholarships for the 2018 school year. In conjunction with the Teachers’ Insurance Plan of NJ, LSC has announced a new Professional Development scholarship, and that the insurance company will be sponsoring their Teacher Preview Days. Liberty Science Center is no...
  • What Should NJ Educators Expect from New Murphy Regime?

    After the gubernatorial inauguration on Tuesday, New Jersey educators might wonder what’s in store for education reform under the leadership of Democrat Phil Murphy. Endorsed by the NJEA, it has been clear since voting season that Murphy has a few specific priorities going forward–most of them in opposition to...
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