Category Archives: Elementary Angle

Everything Special Education Teachers Want from Their Principals* (*But Are Afraid to Ask For)

By Andrew Hawk In the decades since special education became a mainstay in American education, the details of it (such as delivery models and individual education plan formats) have continued to evolve. From state to state and even school district … Continue reading

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Teacher To-Dos: A Checklist for the First Day of School

By Andrew Hawk For teachers, students, and parents, the first day of school is one of the most influential days of the year. First-year teachers will face emotions ranging from fear to excitement. Veteran teachers will be excited to try … Continue reading

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Teaching Group Work: How to Facilitate Positive, Productive Student Collaboration

By Andrew Hawk One of the most important skills a teacher can instill in students is the ability to work well with others. The world is full of many personality types. Once students are out in the adult world, they … Continue reading

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10 Things Teachers Can Do Now to Prepare for the New School Year

By Andrew Hawk The day-to-day shuffle of teaching can be mentally exhausting. Many teachers need the summer to recharge so they can come back to school refreshed. However, teachers can do a lot to get ready for the upcoming school … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm of Educational Reform

By Andrew Hawk If there is one thing that school personnel can count on, it’s that change is on the horizon. Technological advances trickle into the classroom, instructional design theories rotate, and curriculum resources are regularly updated. Additionally, education reform … Continue reading

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