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 11 years ago.

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. Angela Watson's TeachersPayTeachers resources

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. I anticipate launching The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek eBook and course in summer 2015.

The 40 hour teacher workweek: how to shave 10+ hours from grading, lesson planning, and moreResources (including a video course) for finding work as anThe Cornerstone Proactive Behavior Management Webinar by Angela Watson

Books and eBooks

I’ve published three books for teachers and am planning to release Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What in spring 2015. Want to be notified when the book is available? I’ll send you an email once the publication date is finalized and you’ll be the first to get FREE sample chapters. Angela Watson's books for teachers

Teacher T-Shirts and Accessories

New! I’ve created a teacher tshirt shop on Spreadshirt with funny and inspirational teaching quotes. Almost every item is under $20: Teacher tshirt designs by Angela Watson

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. 

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.

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Angela is a National Board Certified Teacher with 11 years of classroom experience. In 2009, she turned her passion for helping other teachers into a career as an educational consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. As founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, she's created 4 books, 2 webinars, a blog, podcast, curriculum resources, and conducts seminars in schools around the world. Subscribe via email to get her best content and exclusive tips & tricks!