Category Archives: Elementary Angle

How to Respond When Students with Disabilities Are Bullied

By Andrew Hawk In most states, school personnel complete annual training about bullying and bullying prevention. Anyone who has completed one of these trainings knows that students with disabilities are at a higher risk of being bullied. However, new information … Continue reading

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Lessons and Observations from My First Month as School Principal

By Andrew Hawk I have told many people (and I wrote in a previous blog post) that the first year of teaching is the best and worst year of a teacher’s life. Now that I am several weeks into my … Continue reading

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What Principals Want Their Special Education Teachers to Know

By Andrew Hawk After 18 years of working in classrooms, this fall I started my first year as a principal. I have now worked as a teaching assistant, a classroom teacher, a special education self-contained teacher, and a resource room … Continue reading

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What Happens When the Principal Has First-Day-of-School Jitters?

By Andrew Hawk When I first became a teacher, I intended to teach for ten years. Afterward, I wanted to transition into either administration or college instruction. By the time I started a graduate program in educational leadership, I knew … Continue reading

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Reflections and Takeaways from the School Year

By Andrew Hawk Another great school year has come and gone. I know it is a cliché to say that each year goes by a little faster than the one before, but it really does feel that way sometimes. Even … Continue reading

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