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  • Teachers of NJ: Un-Standardizing the Humanities

    em>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....
  • 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...
  • 10 Money Saving Apps for Frugal Teachers

    You know the stats: according to NPR.org and the Huffington Post, teachers are spending around $500- $1,000 of their own money on classroom supplies each and every year. That really adds up. As a teacher you spend money on other people’s kids. Whether it’s out of pure necessity, or...
  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Getting Started

    Mindfulness. It’s a word that seems to be getting tossed around a lot lately and is an extremely useful tool, but what is it exactly? What does it mean for you? What does it mean for your students? And the even bigger question – how do you implement it...
  • 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....
  • Liberty Science Center

    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...
  • Science PD

    Best NJ Science PD for Winter/Spring 2018

    Well, the New Year is well underway. We are midway through our school year, refreshed from the winter break, and ready to tackle the rest of the school year.  Time to continue to usher in the new generation science standards and get our professional development started for 2018! As...
  • 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...
  • 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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