Fall 2020 Newsletter


  • Negotiations Work Continues
  • How to Teach When Everyone is Scattered
  • Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom
  • 5 Online Platforms for Distance Learning in ELA
  • Eating During COVID-19: Improve Your Mood and Lower Stress
  • Deciding What to Teach: Here's How
  • Ways to Utilize Paraprofessionals During Distance Learning
  • Getting Kids to School: Tackling the COVID-19 Transportation Problem
  • How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affects Sleep


Winter 2020 Newsletter


  • Schools for the 21st Century
  • Why I Don't Assign "Cute" Projects
  • Three Ways to Boost Students' Conceptual Thinking
  • Five Research-Backed Study Techniques
  • Smart School Bus Driver Goes Viral for Stocking Her Bus with Books
  • Welcome, Singular "They"
  • Modifications and Accommodations - What's the Difference?
  • 15 Ways to Take More Action
  • It's a New Year, What Should Be the Big Education Policy Issues?


September 2019 Newsletter:


  • President's Message:  WTEA Endorsements
  • The Start of of the School Year Means It's Also Time to Think About Those SGO's
  • Why Millions of Kids Can't Read & What Better Teaching Can Do About It
  • A Simple Practice Yields Big Results in Middle School for Less Than $2.00
  • Get a Free "Teacher Life" Game
  • Is the Five Paragraph Essay Dead?
  • Tips for School Bus Drivers:  Handling Disruptive Students
  • Paraprofessionals Need to Take data (and How To Teach Them To Do It)
  • Color Code and Organize your Google Drive
  • How Will LGBT History Be Taught in New Jersey Schools after the New Law?



New Teachers - click on the link for a newsletter with a lot of useful information!

  • A Letter to Rookies
  • How Unions Make Strong Schools, Strong Communities
  • On "The Art of the Consequence"
  • Chromebook Shortcuts
  • New Teacher Resources on Pinterest
  • 10 Things Not To Do on the First Day of School
  • Turning New Teachers into Intentional Learning Designers
  • No One Prepares You for the Emotional Toll of Teaching


Check out the Spring 2019 newsletter. There is a lot of useful information for ALL members!


  • Pension Clarifications
  • Why Do Teachers Join the Union
  • Is it up to Schools to Teach Students Basic Life Skills?
  • Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation (& Improving Classroom Behavior at the Same Time)
  • NJ Governor Signs Four School Bus Safety Bill Into Law
  • New NJ Law Requires Middle School Students to Learn About Managing Finances
  • Should Teachers Take Mental Health Days?
  • Skim Reading is the New Normal. The Effect on Society is Profound
  • Viral Lesson: Para's Black History Month Door a Social Media Hit!
  • School Secretaries: Whati's in YOUR Survival Kit?




Created December 2020