Category Archives: Elementary Angle

Teaching Group Work: How to Facilitate Positive, Productive Student Collaboration

By Andrew Hawk One of the most important skills a teacher can instill in students is the ability to work well with others. The world is full of many personality types. Once students are out in the adult world, they … Continue reading

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10 Things Teachers Can Do Now to Prepare for the New School Year

By Andrew Hawk The day-to-day shuffle of teaching can be mentally exhausting. Many teachers need the summer to recharge so they can come back to school refreshed. However, teachers can do a lot to get ready for the upcoming school … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm of Educational Reform

By Andrew Hawk If there is one thing that school personnel can count on, it’s that change is on the horizon. Technological advances trickle into the classroom, instructional design theories rotate, and curriculum resources are regularly updated. Additionally, education reform … Continue reading

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Teacher To-Dos: A Checklist for the End of the School Year

By Andrew Hawk At every school where I have worked, teachers must complete an end-of-the-year checklist. Depending on your administrator, your checklist may be quite long or have only a couple of items. When teachers receive their lists also depends … Continue reading

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Fun Ideas to Celebrate Your Fellow Teachers

By Andrew Hawk During teacher appreciation week, teachers across America are presented with discounts in their communities and various gifts from parent organizations. Most community outlets have ways they show appreciation for teachers. But how can teachers show appreciation for … Continue reading

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