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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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The Texting Principal

By Susan Stone Kessler, Ed.D., coauthor of The Principal’s Survival Guide. This post was originally published March 16, 2015 As a principal of a large high school, I needed to figure out how I would develop connections with my students … 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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