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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What a Horse With Heartburn Taught Me About Developing Student Passion and Autonomy

    Most educators would agree that for learning to be meaningful, students need to find personal connections that help them make the content they’re learning relevant to their own lives. In an English Language Arts class, this might mean reading a book and feeling a connection to a character through...
  • A Virtual School Compensation Model Based on Student Completion Rates Raises Eyebrows

    Many services are paid for upon the satisfactory completion of a task—such as car maintenance, or hair styling, for example. But should a similar model apply to teacher compensation? In South Carolina, Horry County Schools’ virtual program proposes to do just that. The district recently implemented a model that...
  • The Facebook Top 25 for Teachers: Pages You Are Bound to Love (and Like)

    Being a teacher is a unique job, with unparalleled challenges, and rewards. That is why The NJ Teachers’ Lounge has compiled a list of the Top 25 (in no particular order) helpful, insightful, innovative, and downright hilarious Facebook pages, just for you. There are a number of really great...
  • Top 10 NJEA 2017 Convention Highlights

    Planning Your 2017 NJEA Convention Schedule? Here are the top attractions. There is so much to do at the NJEA Convention that it can be overwhelming, so it’s important to plan out your itinerary. You can’t do everything, so choose wisely. Whether you’re looking to rack up some good...
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