Jennine Punzone, Author at Plymouth Rock Teachers Lounge

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  • The August Mindset: Some Back to the Classroom Resolutions

    It’s August. For many people across the U.S., it’s a fun month when they take a vacation, go camping or head to the beach. For teachers, it means preparing for the upcoming school year or actually starting the school year. It’s a time when we start setting up our...
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    Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers this grant for PreK-5 math teachers who have demonstrated a commitment to strengthening their own teaching methods and applying innovative ideas to their classrooms. Applicants must have the support of their principals and be Essential or Premium members of NCTM. Funds may...
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    Target Field Trip Grants

    Have a great idea for a field trip, but need more funds? Apply now through October 1, 2019 to have a chance at receiving a $700 grant for an educational excursion. For more than 10 years, Target has helped K-12 schools nationwide create experiences that students will remember for...
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    Teachers of NJ: Helping Disconnected Students in a “Connected” World

    Laura Cugini, Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School, 7th and 8th Grade Spanish   “When I was in middle and high school, I was on this path where I wanted to be a lawyer. I wanted to be an advocate and fight for causes I believed in. My dad always said, ‘Go...
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    9 NY, NJ, and PA Teacher Discounts on Entertainment and Recreation

    It’s great being a teacher in the tristate area! There’s so much to see and do, and with educator discounts, no less:  mystery dinners, city tours, and helicopter rides are just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re tired of clipping coupons, you’ll be thrilled to know these tristate...
  • 9 Classroom Door Decorations to Promote Reading

    As every teacher knows, getting kids to read may be harder now than ever. Reading needs all the support it can get, and your role in creating excitement is key. You read aloud to the class, form reading clubs, mastermind cool reading incentives and contests, and set up your...
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    Teachers of NJ: Full STEAM Ahead with TeachRock Arts Integration

    Shawna Longo, Music Technology Teacher at Hopatcong School System   “I teach in the Hopatcong Schools, but I am actually switching schools. I just finished my 18th year teaching, but the past 9 years I had been at Hopatcong Middle School teaching Music Technology. I had worked with integrating...
  • Doing the Math: 403(b) Calculation Basics

    I’ve spoken with many educators about retirement planning over the years, and if you’ve ever been frustrated trying to make sense of your 403b retirement fund statement, don’t worry, you’re not alone. 403b statements tend to be a little tricky to calculate when compared to other monthly or quarterly...
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    14 Restaurants that Offer Report Card Rewards

    As a teacher, I know that I work hard to help my students succeed. In fact, sometimes it feels like I earned their grade just as much as they did! If this kind of devotion describes a teacher’s efforts, just imagine the hard work we put into our own...
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