Category Archives: Elementary Angle

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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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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