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  • Five Ways to Create a Classroom That Manages Itself

    Classroom management is what makes or breaks your lessons. It is what keeps new teachers up at night, and what even the veteran teacher longs to improve. It is, I believe, the KEY to good teaching. Classroom management incorporates everything that needs to happen in order for a lesson...
  • Reap the Benefits of a School Garden Program This Spring

    Spring is finally here, or so they say. Despite the cold temperatures and the powdery white stuff that keeps coming, the days are getting longer, and the thermometer is slowly creeping higher…thankfully! Now is a great time to begin planning for your spring classroom activities. One of the most...
  • Free Trees for Arbor Day!

    Even with snow still on the ground, Spring officially sprung on March 20th. Soon, temperatures will rise, bulbs will pop through the earth, and buds will burst into Spring blossoms. As teachers, this is an opportunity to invite our students to observe the awakening of all that is green...
  • Autism Awareness Month – 8 Resources to Help Make Your Classroom Autism Friendly

      April kicks off autism awareness month: a month to focus on a disorder that impacts every school, every teacher, and an increasingly high number of families in every state in the nation. According to CBS News, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) impact 1 in 41 children in the U.S....
  • Spring Door Decorating Ideas That Your Students Will Adore

    Every season brings with it new door decorating ideas for teachers. Pinterest has countless different ideas to really spruce up your classroom, and make your students excited to walk into school. Get creative this spring and choose a door you’ve never tried before. We have searched the net to...
  • Autism Awareness

    Celebrate Autism Awareness with Some Autism Basics for Classroom Teachers

    Note from the Author: I’ve been working in the classroom for nearly a decade, and have spent a lot of that time focused on students with special needs. One kind of student that I encounter regularly is students with autistic spectrum disorders. Understanding autism and how to expertly address the...
  • Going for Gold on Your Next Observation

    In our NJ teacher evaluation systems, scoring 4´s in everything is literally impossible. I laughed out loud when I attended the introductory meeting to Danielson and they told me that scoring 3’s were good and should be our goal, while 4’s were extraordinary, and in fact, not every lesson...
  • Teachers of NJ: Un-Standardizing the Humanities

    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...
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