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  • Five Festive Thanksgiving Craft Projects for the Classroom

    Thanksgiving is nearly here! While the work week leading up to turkey day is a short one, it still requires two and a half days (or maybe three full, who knows) of planning for your classroom. The best way to fill in the time is with some fun, enjoyable,...
  • Fall Crafts

    Five Fun Fall Art Projects

    Fall is in full swing already, and with the season comes a bit of rain and some brisker weather. Leaves are covering the grounds, and you’ve got a classroom full of children. So how can you make this work for you? By making the best of a cloudy, windy...
  • A Student-Curated Reading List to Combat Learning Loss

    With the holidays just around the corner, most teachers are gearing up for some time off and some much needed rest and relaxation. While these breaks can a wonderful time to re-charge for both teachers and students, sometimes progress made throughout the semester can be lost. For example, in 2015,...
  • 5 Strategies to Help Shy Students Succeed in Classroom Discussions

    In my early years of teaching, I spent much of my time and energy focused on classroom management. Included in this was teaching students how to have a productive classroom discussion. I would plan mini-lessons about appropriate interjections, how to respond to someone who disagrees with your viewpoint (without...
  • NJEA answers to members – and no one else

    New Jersey Governor-Elect Phil Murphy, is promising to push back against President Donald Trump’s administration. The Democrat promised to stand firm against what he called “an assault on American values and our constitution.” Read the source article at Latest South Jersey News...
  • The Case of the Shrinking Education Department

    This year has been challenging for teachers for a myriad of reasons. Research shows stress, PTSD, and mental/emotional health issues are running rampant for teachers around the country. Faced with the Trump Effect, many teachers are not only faced with the stresses and fears of students, but with their...
  • NJEA “greatly diminished” after failed bid to oust Steve Sweeney, experts say | Education

    Buy Now Senate President Steve Sweeney takes a tour of the $220 million DEVCO Gateway redevelopment project in Atlantic City, which includes a new campus for Stockton University and a new South Jersey Gas headquarters at the site of Atlantic City High School. Wednesday October 26, 2016. Read the...
  • I apologize! Maybe NJEA leaders should try it, too. | Moran

    Gallery: West New York teachers protest on April 25, 2016 as contract negotiations get tense Comment , Columnist, The Star-Ledger I miss just one thing from the days when I was a practicing Catholic as a child: the confession. The idea was that when you screw up, you don’t...
  • What Can Higher Ed Learn from Precision Medicine?

    First, it was about access. Then completion. Now, it’s about wellness. Over the last few decades, discussions in higher-education reform have evolved from the concept of getting as many students through the doors of colleges, to making sure they complete their intended pathways. Now, the conversation appears to be...
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