Category Archives: Elementary Angle

8 Tips for Substitute Teachers

By Andrew Hawk The substitute teacher is one of the most underappreciated and stereotyped positions in the professional world. The trials and tribulations of the substitute teacher are often made light of in sitcoms and movies. However, with instructional time … Continue reading

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Cultivate a Culture of Integrity in Your Classroom

By Andrew Hawk Toward the end of my last methods of teaching class for my bachelor’s degree, the professor delivered a lecture on community expectations for teachers. During this lecture, she reinforced what many of us already knew: Teachers are expected … Continue reading

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Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Special Needs

By Andrew Hawk Pull-out teaching models are falling out of use whether we agree or disagree with the change. Every year, federal and state departments of education raise the amount of time special education students are expected to spend in general … Continue reading

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Making the Grade: 8 Tips for Organizing Your Grading

By Andrew Hawk For a classroom to function properly, the teacher has to have effective systems in place to complete daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks. Long- and short-term lesson planning often get lots of attention. However, the importance of … Continue reading

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Holiday Haze: How to Keep Students Engaged in Class

By Andrew Hawk Every group of students seems to have one or two members who constantly work ahead of the rest of the pack. Sometimes these students have a better grasp of the material, so they can complete their work … Continue reading

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