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Ideas for End-of-the-School-Year Celebrations

By Andrew Hawk It’s hard to believe, but another school year is nearing its conclusion. The weather is finally turning warm again after what was a brutal winter in many states. Practices for warm weather sports have resumed. This time … Continue reading

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10 Inexpensive Ideas for DIY Fidget Toys

By Andrew Hawk Restlessness in the classroom is a challenge for both students and teachers. This is especially true on wintry or rainy days when outdoor recess and activities are not viable options. Students’ attention can quickly wane, leaving them … Continue reading

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Tips for Nailing Your Teacher Evaluation

By Andrew Hawk The process for evaluating teachers has greatly changed in the last generation. Teachers today live in the age of accountability. My school system uses a rigorous evaluation method encompassing observations, student performance, teacher goals, and artifacts that … Continue reading

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First Semester Goals Check-In: Assess the Effectiveness of Your Classroom Procedures

By Andrew Hawk For most schools in the United States, winter break marks the halfway point of the school year. This is a good time for teachers to step back and examine the success of their classrooms. My school system … Continue reading

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8 Strategies for Dealing with Lawn Mower Parents

By Andrew Hawk Have you ever heard of a lawn mower parent? Even if you haven’t, I bet you have been around one at some point. Lawn mower parents are parents who try to eliminate any obstacles in their children’s … Continue reading

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