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Old 09-23-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: NJ
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WHo is going to this? What do they have there?

I don't teach in a public school but was wondering if I could sneak in or are they very strict with checking each person?
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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WHo is going to this? What do they have there?

I don't teach in a public school but was wondering if I could sneak in or are they very strict with checking each person?
LOL, some teachers go, but most you will find on Caribbean cruises. Trust me its boring nonsence, which I was told from a friend that went. It's a big Convention in AC, that only the die hards attend. Don't waste your time!

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Old 09-23-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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I haven't been yet but I think it's worth checking out at least once. I know that teachers from my school do go. I'm also probably an exception though since I love to learn. When I used to go to business conventions I would get to every session I could to check out different offerings. You don't have to sneak in. You just have to pay the non-member rate.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I"m going to be in Ac those few days anyway so I thought it would be interesting to check out. Do the companies hand out free stuff?
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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I"m going to be in Ac those few days anyway so I thought it would be interesting to check out. Do the companies hand out free stuff?
It's a teachers convention. If your not a teacher your not welcome.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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It's a teachers convention. If your not a teacher your not welcome.
I never went to the NJEA convention but can say from all the others that I have been to, you prob. wouldn't want to be there if you're not a teacher.

If by free stuff you mean catalogs and stuff (magnets, keychains, etc. ) with company logos then yes. Many of the tables have drawings for baskets of their merchandise too.

If you are a teacher or plan to be one then yes you can pick up a lot of hints or tricks to make things easier for you and more fun, interesting and challenging for your students.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:06 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I am a teacher... I just don't teach in a private school so don't have an NJEA card. Why is everyone assuming I'm not? I wouldn't have the need to go otherwise
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Anybody can enter the convention-if you are not a member of njea then you have to pay a fee. The classes are very informative. The sales floor is mainly a bunch of garbage being hacked by people who have never taught.

The bar scene Wednesday and Thursday night will be awesome! It really gets crazy down there...
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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I am a teacher... I just don't teach in a private school so don't have an NJEA card. Why is everyone assuming I'm not? I wouldn't have the need to go otherwise
It was NOT obvious that you were a teacher from your original post -- kinda sounded like a wacko "convention-crasher" hoping for free stuff and food.
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