Welcome to The Cornerstone by Angela Watson!
I’m Angela Watson (formerly Powell), and I’m a National Board Certified Teacher. I taught for 11 years: five in the Washington, D.C., area and then six years in South Florida. I started this website more than ten years ago because I wanted to share ideas around the practical aspects of running a classroom. Since that time, both the site and my work as an educator have evolved in many different ways, but I’m still focused on my passion for creating resources that make teaching more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.
Currently I’m an Educational Consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to writing books for teachers and creating teaching materials, I do a wide range of professional development work internationally as the founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, conduct Instructional Technology Coaching in schools throughout the five boroughs of NYC, and serve as the Educational Content Creator for BrainPOP.
So, my work takes on a lot of different forms, but it’s all centered around supporting teachers, and I love that! You can read more on the About page. Below you can find out about my latest resources, or use the navigation menu at the top of the page to explore more. In the sidebar to the right, you’ll find lots of options for following my resources on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media. I’m looking forward to connecting with you!
The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club
This is a one year program I’ve created to help teachers achieve better work/life balance. More than 3,000 teachers have already begin working smarter and saving time! Learn more about when you can join here.
My behavior management online course has been helping teachers prevent behavior problems and build a classroom community for more than four years! I’ve also released two courses to help you get started as an educational consultant and build a teacherpreneur brand.
Printable Teaching Resources
I love to create curriculum support materials for K-8 math, reading, writing, and classroom management. You can view some of these items below, or go to the Printables page to see all the free and priced resources I’ve created for my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Books and eBooks
I’ve published four books for teachers. The latest (released in March 2015) is called Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What. Click the covers below to learn more.
Just For Fun
I’ve created a teacher tshirt shop on Spreadshirt with funny and inspirational teaching quotes. Every item is under $20:
Angela Watson’s Truth for Teachers Podcast
In January 2015, I launched a weekly podcast to inspire teachers and get you energized for the week ahead! If you’re new to podcasts, they’re essentially a talk radio show which you can listen to online or download to take with you wherever you go. At a quick 10 minutes per episode, Truth for Teachers is perfect for staring off your Monday morning commute with positivity and encouragement. Learn more on the podcast page, see all episodes, or subscribe via iTunes to get a new episode automatically every week.
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Latest posts by Angela Watson (see all)
- How to let go of expectations around testing so it feels less stressful - February 14, 2016
- 6 ways to make co-planning lessons more efficient - February 7, 2016
- Build vocabulary and literacy skills with shared book readings - February 3, 2016
- When is it okay to say you’ve done “enough” for a student? - January 31, 2016