Category Archives: Elementary Angle

COVID-19: The Importance of Empathetic Leadership During a Crisis

By Andrew Hawk I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe these days. Last week saw the order for schools in my state, Indiana, to remain closed for the rest of the year. School districts are still responsible for delivering … Continue reading

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How School Principals Can Respond to the Coronavirus

By Andrew Hawk In my career as an educator, I have experienced medical scares including bird flu, swine flu, SARS, and Ebola. The area in which I taught was hit hard by the bird flu during the 2009–2010 school year. … Continue reading

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How to Work With a Paraprofessional in Your Classroom

By Andrew Hawk Like many other former paraprofessionals, I was motivated to go on to become a teacher because of the time I spent in that role. Also referred to as teaching assistants, teacher’s aides, or instructional assistants, paraprofessionals have … Continue reading

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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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