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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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    7 NJ Dining Discounts for Teachers

    After a long year, the kids are finally out of school for the summer, which means you get some R&R for a few weeks! You want to make the most of your summer break, but you don’t want to spend a fortune… Well, you don’t have to travel very...
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    8 Ways Your Kids can Cash in on Summer Reading

    Every teacher/mom (I’m both) wants their own children to continue learning, even throughout the summer months. And although “because mommy says so” might get them reading begrudgingly, offering incentives creates a little extra motivation – no mommy prompting needed! This teacher/mommy dropped a list to her little readers, and...
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    Giving Underprivileged Kids the Gift of Giving in Long Branch

    I teach a learning disabilities class. I have 8 kids all day, and two more come in for reading and writing. I try to make reading fun, and have it be something the kids are looking forward to.   Our school has a lot of students that are economically...
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    Escape with this English Teacher’s Summer Reading List

    Hanging on the wall in my classroom is a poster featuring the following quote by writer Jhumpa Lahiri: “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”   As a teacher, people love to ask me, “so, are you traveling anywhere fun this summer while...
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    Target’s 15% Teacher Discount Comes Back Again this July

    The staff here at the Teachers’ Lounge takes great pleasure in scouring the earth for educator discounts and deals, and this Target event is a good one! For the second year, this Minneapolis-based retail giant is featuring a week long savings event for teachers. The special program offers a...
  • Early Summer Teacher Challenge: Slow Down & Carpe Diem

    I was working the other night at a local wine shop, which is my fun part-time/summer gig because, you know, teachers often need part-time/summer gigs. In my case it’s as much about getting some adult interaction (and, frankly, some quiet time) as it is about making extra cash. You...
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    7 Family Fun Destinations with Discounts for Teachers

    It’s summer! The time has come (if you’re not working a full time seasonal job) for you to recuperate and get refreshed for the next school year. It’s also time for some uninterrupted family fun. Finding great family destinations is not a challenge when you live on the east...
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    Show them the World: Top 5 Virtual Field Trips

    Many years ago when I first started teaching The Great Gatsby to my Honors American Literature class in Waukesha, Wisconsin, I quickly ran into an issue. My students, who lived just outside of Milwaukee and many of whom had never even seen the ocean, had trouble connecting with the...
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