Category Archives: Elementary Angle

Teachers’ Mental Health: 8 Ways Principals Can Help

By Andrew Hawk When I was completing my undergraduate work, the number of teachers who would leave the teaching field within the first five years was widely discussed by professors and students. When people approach me for advice about entering … Continue reading

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School Life in Quarantine: What One Principal Learned

By Andrew Hawk My school’s year started like many others—with a lot of protective measures in place. Students have spent the majority of their days in their classrooms. Everyone has been wearing a mask in the hallways. The staff lounge … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Support Special Education Students During the Pandemic

By Andrew Hawk Students who are identified as being eligible for special education services may exhibit challenges ranging from physical aggression to learning disabilities. Wherever students fit in the special education world, nearly all exceptionalities exhibit characteristics that can make … Continue reading

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8 Ways Principals Can Support Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Andrew Hawk At my school, we are nearing the end of our third full week of school. Approximately one-eighth of my students elected to participate in school as virtual learners at home. The rest returned to an atmosphere that … Continue reading

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Returning to School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Some Factors to Consider

By Andrew Hawk I can remember when back-to-school planning consisted of hours of discussing how to best prepare students to pass state standardized tests. At the time, the planning process felt impossible. For several years, “annual yearly progress” seemed to … Continue reading

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