How to Spring Break

As the school year enters its final stretch before the largely anticipated summer break(!), it is always welcome when educators and students alike are able to unwind during break given throughout the year. For myself, my latest spring break was nothing short of needed, rejuvenating and a much deserved break as my fourth year of

From A to Z

Hello readers! I hope everyone’s New Year has been going well! I’m sorry for taking so long to post a blog post but some changes have been happening. I recently acquired a part time job where I am an education specialist in an after-school program, similar to an education coach in a traditional day school

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

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

My EDxEDNYC Conference Experience

This past Thursday I had the privilege and honor of attending and presenting at my first EDxEDNYC conference. For those unfamiliar with the conference, it’s a summit created by educators for educators that delivers inspired professional development sessions in different avenues of teaching from technology to pedagogical approaches to fostering student voice to others. This

Becoming an Author – UPDATES – Revision and Research

Well, like most bloggers and fledgling writers, I am interested in becoming an author and novelist. As part of this blog, I will run a series of updates as I embark on my journey to becoming an author.   So, to start, I have been writing stories since I was a child. Short stories here