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  • the cooking teacher

    The Cooking Teacher: Putting the “Tea” in Teacher Community

    The Cooking Teacher: Putting the “Tea” in Teacher Community Teachers with Tiaras- No, it’s not a new musical group; it’s just a group of teachers bonding and having a good time. It all started with my birthday. I love tea and I frequent tearooms all over with 2 of...
  • "Nightlife” Happens Before 7: Dating Advice for Teachers

    “Nightlife” Happens Before 7: Dating Advice for Teachers

      Let’s be honest: dating sucks. And, may I say, it has a particular way of sucking for those of us in the teaching profession.  As a woman who has been happily married for five years I can, at times, get lost in the past romanticism of dating and...
  • Hands-on Summer Science Seminars Teachers Should Apply to Now

    Hands-on Summer Science Seminars Teachers Should Apply to Now

    Hands-on Summer Science Seminars Teachers Should Apply to Now Real World Science:              Real World Science Summer Teacher Seminar 2019         July 14-20, 2019 It might be cold outside now, but have you started to consider how you are going to spend the sunny days of your summer break? If you...
  • Women's History Month Clara Barton

    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...
  • The Best Movies to Show Your Students About U.S. Presidents

    During the month of February, most teachers look forward to President’s Day because it’s a day off on the academic calendar! However, that doesn’t mean you can’t tie in some sort of academic content in reference to that specific day leading up to it. Social Studies lessons and reading...
  • A Co-Teacher like a Sister and Hugs All Around in Kenilworth

    Jackie Duda, Kenilworth, NJ at Harding Elementary School, 3rd Grade I love Kenilworth, and it was an honor to get a job here where I grew up. I went to elementary school at Harding where I teach now.  It is a small town where everyone knows each other. A...
  • Teaching to Specific Learning Styles

    Teaching to Specific Learning Styles: Does It Really Work?

    Teaching to Specific Learning Styles: Does It Really Work? A Recent Conversation – Does it sound familiar? I have taught at and been an instructional coach at a Career and Technical Center for the last three years. I recently had a conversation with a colleague who teaches our Emergency...
  • Valentines Day Craft

    Five Easy Valentine’s Day Art Projects Your Students Will Love

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. For many classrooms, that means a party where too much sugar is digested, and little paper cards get traded in abundance. Some brave educators also like to try to make crafts during the course of the day, and those items may even be turned...
  • google classroom certification

    Should I Get My Google Classroom Certification?

    Should I Get My Google Classroom Certification? An Educator’s Guide to Preparing For and Using It Many K-12 schools in New Jersey are integrating the use of mobile devices in the classrooms so that every student has their own direct connection to a wealth of online resources.  When each...
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