Category Archives: Elementary Angle

9 Fun Activities for the End of the School Year

By Andrew Hawk The fourth grading quarter is well underway, and soon many schools will bring another year to an end. This year marks the conclusion of my twenty-first year working in public education. While this is my first year … Continue reading

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7 Online Mental Health Resources for Students and Caregivers

By Andrew Hawk Mental health is currently a high-need field in America. Even with advances in the field, scarcity of resources is a huge issue. During my time as a special education teacher, I regularly had my students’ parents approach … Continue reading

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9 Ideas for School Leaders to Set a Clear Vision for the Year Ahead

By Andrew Hawk This summer has passed faster than any that I can remember. It is already almost time for staff and students to return to school for what we all hope will be a year that is easier than … Continue reading

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9 Leadership Lessons from the Pandemic for the New School Year

By Andrew Hawk The 2020–2021 school year has come to an end, and what a difficult year it’s been. In my case, it was certainly the most challenging year of my career so far, and next year will begin my … Continue reading

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How to Integrate Micro Professional Development into Staff Meetings

By Andrew Hawk Has there ever been a more publicized love-hate relationship than the one that exists between teachers and professional development? On the one hand, teachers are often lifelong learners who enjoy acquiring new knowledge. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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