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!
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.
Webinars and Online Courses
I’m in the process of creating three online training for teachers. My behavior management online course has been helping teachers prevent behavior problems and build a classroom community for the past two years! The first video in my educational consulting webinar was released in August 2014, and I’ll be building out the training throughout this spring and summer. I anticipate launching The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek eBook and course in late fall 2015.
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.
Teacher T-Shirts and Accessories
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.
Want to Find Out What Else is New?
Check out the blog! There’s also a list of recent updates on the Free Teacher Resources page. If you don’t want to miss a thing, sign up for email updates when new blog posts are published or sign up for site updates to get a newsletter, exclusive tips and tricks, teaching ideas, and more.
Latest posts by Angela Watson (see all)
- You can’t do it all, but where can a new teacher really cut corners? - November 22, 2015
- Sharing our blessings: exclusive teacher giveaways + freebies - November 18, 2015
- How to balance teaching & family during the holiday season - November 8, 2015
- 5 attention grabbers that refocus kids quickly - November 1, 2015