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How Principals Can Help Teachers Avoid Burnout

By Andrew Hawk Teacher burnout is a phenomenon that negatively affects teacher performance and in turn negatively affects student performance. Having just completed my 20th year as an educator, when I reflect back on my career up to this point, … Continue reading

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Reflections on My First Year as Principal

By Andrew Hawk My hire date for my first and current administrative job was June 11, 2019. I started working at my school almost immediately. Now that my first year is coming to an end, I can honestly say that … 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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