Gloucester County salutes ESP of the Year

An entourage of well-wishers surprised Debbie DiJohn at Bunker Hill Middle School with news that she was selected as the Gloucester County Educational Support Professional of the Year. DiJohn serves…

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Read more about the article SEL, difficult observances, and GSAs/QSAs
Jeffrey Gibson’s work on display at Seattle Art Museum. Photo by Jessica Goehring.

SEL, difficult observances, and GSAs/QSAs

by Amy Moran, Ph. D. & Kate Okeson This month’s column focuses on the “rainbow connection” between SEL competencies and their usefulness for approaching sensitive topics and important concerns in…

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Learning true African American history empowered me

By Dr. Dawn Nichol-Manning I vividly recall when I was in middle school, sitting at my desk, and a VHS and television screen were placed in front of the class…

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Incorporating Veterans Day into the classroom

Many of our schools this year will be closed in the week leading up to Veterans Day. There are many ways to honor our veterans throughout the school year, but…

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Election excitement abounds at UCEA event

Union County Education Association (UCEA) members and their families descended on Costa Del Sol in Union last Saturday for a Fall Festival event.  The spacious, outdoor venue featured multiple vendors,…

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Staff in Bridgeton show their solidarity on SEL Day.

Bringing SEL into your schools

Lessons from SEL Day 2021 for SEL Day 2022 By Maurice J. Elias and Jennifer Ly, Rutgers University SECD Lab and SEL4NJ On March 26, 2021, hundreds of schools in New…

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Social and emotional learning on the DOT

Using International Dot Day to create connections for young learners By Kathryn Coulibaly The music is pumping, the students are dancing and singing, and the teacher is wearing a wireless headset…

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Behind the scenes of the South Jersey Anti-Privatization Coalition

Building a network to fight the education policy battles that affect students, school employees By Kathryn Coulibaly It began with a phone call. John Staab, then the local association president in…

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200K Conversations

NJEA phones every member during  “Education Summer” By Patrick Rumaker In an era when people are more likely to use their smartphone for TikTok than to talk, and to only…

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