Category Archives: Elementary Angle

9 Fun Ideas for Welcoming Students Back to School and Getting Them Excited to Learn

By Andrew Hawk I hope all of you have been enjoying a relaxing summer. Before I had children of my own, I used to think summers passed more slowly than the rest of the year. There was always less to … Continue reading

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9 Fun Activities for the End of the School Year

By Andrew Hawk The fourth grading quarter is well underway, and soon many schools will bring another year to an end. This year marks the conclusion of my twenty-first year working in public education. While this is my first year … Continue reading

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7 Online Mental Health Resources for Students and Caregivers

By Andrew Hawk Mental health is currently a high-need field in America. Even with advances in the field, scarcity of resources is a huge issue. During my time as a special education teacher, I regularly had my students’ parents approach … Continue reading

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9 Ideas for School Leaders to Set a Clear Vision for the Year Ahead

By Andrew Hawk This summer has passed faster than any that I can remember. It is already almost time for staff and students to return to school for what we all hope will be a year that is easier than … Continue reading

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9 Leadership Lessons from the Pandemic for the New School Year

By Andrew Hawk The 2020–2021 school year has come to an end, and what a difficult year it’s been. In my case, it was certainly the most challenging year of my career so far, and next year will begin my … Continue reading

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