Category Archives: Elementary Angle

8 Ways School Leaders Can Manage Their Mental Health

By Andrew Hawk When a person is in charge, it is easy to get so caught up in taking care of everyone else that they might forget to take care of themself. School leaders need to be especially aware of … Continue reading

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How to Mentor New Teachers During COVID-19

By Andrew Hawk Teachers who are new to the field rely on mentor teachers to help them tread water during their first couple of years of teaching. Some states go so far as to train and compensate veteran teachers to … Continue reading

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How to Safely Support Students Receiving In-Person Services During the Pandemic

By Andrew Hawk Pandemic fatigue is a term I’ve recently added to my vocabulary. It describes the exhaustion that results from incorporating many pandemic-based precautions into one’s life over time. While people around the world fight the COVID-19 virus, they … Continue reading

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Teachers’ Mental Health: 8 Ways Principals Can Help

By Andrew Hawk When I was completing my undergraduate work, the number of teachers who would leave the teaching field within the first five years was widely discussed by professors and students. When people approach me for advice about entering … Continue reading

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School Life in Quarantine: What One Principal Learned

By Andrew Hawk My school’s year started like many others—with a lot of protective measures in place. Students have spent the majority of their days in their classrooms. Everyone has been wearing a mask in the hallways. The staff lounge … Continue reading

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