Category Archives: Elementary Angle

Teacher To-Dos: A Checklist for the End of the School Year

By Andrew Hawk At every school where I have worked, teachers must complete an end-of-the-year checklist. Depending on your administrator, your checklist may be quite long or have only a couple of items. When teachers receive their lists also depends … Continue reading

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Fun Ideas to Celebrate Your Fellow Teachers

By Andrew Hawk During teacher appreciation week, teachers across America are presented with discounts in their communities and various gifts from parent organizations. Most community outlets have ways they show appreciation for teachers. But how can teachers show appreciation for … Continue reading

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Earth Day Activities for Elementary School Students

By Andrew Hawk It seems that with each passing year, people everywhere are getting a little greener. This trend needs to continue in order to ensure a clean and vibrant planet for the generations to come. With Earth Day almost … Continue reading

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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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