Category Archives: Elementary Angle

What You Can Learn from Recording Yourself Teaching

By Andrew Hawk When I was earning my bachelor’s degree, we had to complete several assignments based on watching a video of ourselves teaching. Back then, cell phones didn’t have the capability to capture videos. I can remember attaching a … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Make the Best of a School Day Gone Wrong

By Andrew Hawk Any experienced educator knows to expect the unexpected. In the course of a school day, challenges can come from many different directions. All the teachers I know can tell multiple stories about days that were progressing normally … Continue reading

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How to Respond When Students with Disabilities Are Bullied

By Andrew Hawk In most states, school personnel complete annual training about bullying and bullying prevention. Anyone who has completed one of these trainings knows that students with disabilities are at a higher risk of being bullied. However, new information … Continue reading

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Lessons and Observations from My First Month as School Principal

By Andrew Hawk I have told many people (and I wrote in a previous blog post) that the first year of teaching is the best and worst year of a teacher’s life. Now that I am several weeks into my … Continue reading

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What Principals Want Their Special Education Teachers to Know

By Andrew Hawk After 18 years of working in classrooms, this fall I started my first year as a principal. I have now worked as a teaching assistant, a classroom teacher, a special education self-contained teacher, and a resource room … Continue reading

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