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 classroomSince 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.

The original design and title for this site in 2003.

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.

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 Online Courses

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.

The Cornerstone Proactive Behavior Management Course by Angela Watson   Resources (including a video course) for finding work as an



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.

Angela Watson's books for teachers

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

Angela Watson's Truth for Teachers: new weekly podcast to encourage and inspireIn 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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Angela is a National Board Certified Teacher with 11 years of classroom experience and 7 years experience as an instructional coach. As founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, she has created printable curriculum resources, 4 books, 3 online courses, the Truth for Teachers podcast, and The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. Subscribe via email to get her best content sent to your inbox!