Category Archives: Elementary Angle

What Happens When the Principal Has First-Day-of-School Jitters?

By Andrew Hawk When I first became a teacher, I intended to teach for ten years. Afterward, I wanted to transition into either administration or college instruction. By the time I started a graduate program in educational leadership, I knew … Continue reading

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Reflections and Takeaways from the School Year

By Andrew Hawk Another great school year has come and gone. I know it is a cliché to say that each year goes by a little faster than the one before, but it really does feel that way sometimes. Even … Continue reading

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How to Budget Lump-Sum Summer Pay

By Andrew Hawk Summer months bring teachers a much-deserved break from the daily routines and challenges of teaching. However, summer can bring its own set of challenges depending on how school districts choose to distribute teachers’ pay during these months. … Continue reading

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Summer SMART Goals for Teachers

By Andrew Hawk SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This describes the type of goals many teachers make at the beginning of a school year. These goals are tracked throughout the year, and the success … Continue reading

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Ideas for End-of-the-School-Year Celebrations

By Andrew Hawk It’s hard to believe, but another school year is nearing its conclusion. The weather is finally turning warm again after what was a brutal winter in many states. Practices for warm weather sports have resumed. This time … Continue reading

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