You’re the Best Teacher!

“You’re the best teacher!” “You’re my favorite teacher, Mrs. Hawkins!” “I missed your class!” “I wish I could have you for all my classes!” I know it’s been a bit since my last blog post but if the above actual statements from my students this year is any indication, I have been very hard at

Dear First-Year Teacher

I recently made a post (linked here if you missed it!) about my first week back in the school year and goals for the school year in which I recounted among other ideas, the importance of your mindset in dealing with change and personal growth. Teachers everywhere must be flexible daily and at all times whether

New School Year, New Goals

As educators across the country are settling in to the new school year, NYC public school teachers like myself have just finished our first week back. It has been a successful week for me and one I entered recharged and re-energized. This year is unique to me for several reasons since this year I’m teaching

What I’ve Learned As a Newlywed

This past Friday I have had the honor and the privilege of celebrating my first anniversary as a married couple with my wonderful husband. My husband and I celebrated the day by having a super delicious breakfast feast and in the evening we went on a lovely dinner cruise admiring the city lights of New

#SummerGoals

School’s out and summer vacation is on, let us all rejoice! I already know educators across America have breathed a sigh of relief as have I on my last day this past Tuesday. And of course, it’s decidedly uncontested that we deserve it!   For this summer though I have quite a few goals and

Announcement – TpT Store Opening!

Hello readers of Hawk and Quill! Due to some recent advising, I have finally decided to open a store on Teachers Pay Teachers. Feel free to peruse my store for resources, lesson plans, templates, engaging activities and much more as I begin to expand my offerings! You can find the tab located on the top