FAQs & Contact Angela

Because I receive hundreds of messages each day, I wanted to create a page where you can access quick answers without having to wait for me to email you back. Please choose your question type from the options below:

Email List
My Books and eBooks
Online Courses
Teacher Tshirts and Spreadshirt Merchandise
Promotion, Social Media, and Resource Sharing
Guest Blogging
Speaking and Professional Development
Personal & Individual Questions


I signed up for your email list but I’m not getting the messages.

Thanks for subscribing! I use MailChimp to send my newsletter, and sometimes there’s a delay in between sign up and the confirmation email. Please check your junk mail/spam folder to make sure my message didn’t end up there.

I didn’t get/can’t open the link to download the Avoiding the Paper Trap PDF.

You can view it here.



I bought the eBook but didn’t receive the email/can’t open the link.

Thanks! so much for your purchase! I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble. The download link is sent automatically after purchase—it’s possible it went to your spam/junk mail folder. If you don’t see it there, or are unable to open the link inside, email me and I will send the file to you directly.

I’m having a problem with the order for my print book.

If you can’t place your order or didn’t receive it, please email me.

Do you offer a discount on multiple copies of your books?

Yes. Email me to let me know how many copies you need and the shipping address, and I will send you a quote.

I can’t access the printables from The Cornerstone book.

Sorry you’re having trouble! Try accessing the page from this link. Make sure you are entering the password (the very last word in the book, on the ‘Afterword’ page) in lowercase letters. 

Do you send review copies of your book?

Yes. Please email me with the title of the book you’d like to review and share a little bit about your background and interest in the book.

Do you offer bookseller discounts?

Yes, 50%. Email me with the book titles you want to order, the number of copies you need of each, and the mailing address you need them shipped to. I will send you an exact quote with shipping fees. I do accept purchase orders. Here are the ISBNs for your reference:

978-0-9823127-0-4  The Cornerstone
978-0-9823127-1-1  Awakened
978-0-9823127-2-8  The Awakened Devotional Guide
978-0-9823127-3-5  Unshakeable

Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes, I do accept purchase orders for books, webinars, and curriculum resources.



Do you offer a discount on multiple copies of your TpT resources?

Yes. If you are interested in buying multiple licenses for my TeachersPayTeachers materials so that you can share them with other teachers, please purchase through TeachersPayTeachers and choose the “add additional licenses” option. Each additional license will be half price. 



How do I order your course for my school?

My courses are available for a single-user license. To use the course with more than one person, you will need to purchase a multi-user license. Email me with the number of staff members who will be taking the course and I will send you a quote and explain how the course viewing works.

How do I get the discount code for the behavior management course?

Go to the Printables from The Cornerstone Book page and enter the last word in the book (pursuits) as your password. You will see the course password on that page.



I have a question or problem with my shirt order in your Spreadshirt store. 

If you have any technical problems with the site and submitting your order, want to know more about shipping times/options, or have a quality issue with the product you received, please contact Spreadshirt’s customer service department. They handle the payments, processing, production, and shipment of all orders. You can call 800-381-0815 Monday – Friday 8 am – 8 pm ET, or email service@spreadshirt.com. More info here.

Can you create a custom shirt design or order for me?

You can actually use Spreadshirt’s creation tool to make your own. I do create some custom orders on a limited basis. Also, I can make other sizes/styles available and process bulk orders. Send me an email with your request.



Can you help spread the word about about a new project/resource/organization?

Because my site averages over 500K pageviews a month, I have been inundated by requests from organizations wanting their programs, sites, and products featured on the site. Typically I feature these as sponsored blog posts (or sponsored guest blog posts) and only run them every 4-6 weeks to make sure my content is of the highest quality. All available ad rates and sponsorship opportunities are explained on my site in clear detail so you can find the best match for your needs.

I don’t have a budget—can you help me promote my book/product/site for free?

I would like to be able to help you spread the word. I know it’s hard when you’re starting out. However, it’s a difficult situation because I have my own projects to promote (4 books, 2 webinars, teacher apparel, and tons of curricular materials I sell on TeachersPayTeachers.) It’s very tough to let readers know about the resources I’ve made and truly believe in while still keeping my blog and social media accounts focused on strong, product-free content. My commitment to sharing practical, free information 90% of the time leaves very, very few opportunities to promote other people’s stuff, and because I could be using those slots to sell my own resources, I need to be well-compensated for giving up that opportunity. I hope you can understand that. I’ve spent 11 years building my online presence and the trust of my readers, and I take it very seriously. 

What about my fundraiser/Donor’s Choose/Kickstarter project—will you share that?

I get requests to share fundraisers multiple times per week, and unfortunately, I can’t accommodate all of those requests and still stay focused on sharing useful content and practical resources for my readers. If you want help promoting a Donor’s Choose project, try Caring Classrooms.

Will you review/promote my book for teachers?

I occasionally review books that have a broad appeal to a diverse group of educators and that fit with the overarching themes on my blog (practical instructional strategies, classroom management, teacher motivation, stress management, etc.) I generally do not review books that only appeal to a small niche of teachers. You are welcome to email me and ask if your book is a good fit for my site. Please keep in mind that authors and their agents/publishers email me on a daily basis with these requests so I am only able to accept a very small number of them.

Will you review/promote my book that is targeted toward parents or the general public?

My audience is comprised of teachers, so I only write about topics that are directly related to teaching.

Will you review/promote my children’s book?

I get multiple requests every week to review children’s books, so out of fairness, I have a blanket policy of saying no to all children’s book review requests.



Will you do a guest blog exchange?

Typically, no. I’m sorry! I have a limited amount of time for writing blog posts, and my priority has to be creating content for my own blog. 

Do you accept guest bloggers?

Yes! If you’re a teacher or other education practitioner, I would love to have you share your practical teaching ideas on my blog. Just fill out this formPlease note that this opportunity is available only for educators and edubloggers: companies wishing to include links to their products or websites must submit sponsored guest blog posts.



Will you speak at our school/event?

I do conduct workshops, keynotes, in-services, and webinars on a limited basis. You can learn more on the Speaking Events and Conferences page.



Can you mentor/coach me?

I wish that I had the available time to do individual coaching and mentoring! I do, however, have hundreds of pages of resources here on the site to help you along. And twice a year, I open the Encouraging Teachers Facebook group up to new members, and that’s a great way to get the support you need.

Can you help me get started as an educational consultant? 

Yes! I have entire section of my website dedicated to Edupreneur resources, including pages on how to start and monetize a teaching blog and publish your own book. I also have a video on how to transition into educational consulting which allows you to “pick my brain” a bit. I am in the process of developing a series of consulting videos to be released in late spring/early summer 2015.

Can you help with my teaching situation or offer personal advice?

I’ll certainly try! You can send me an email–just keep in mind that it might be a few days before you hear back. I can also share your question on my Facebook page to help you get a wider range of responses. Another idea is to ask your question via the form or voice message option on this page and I may answer it in an upcoming episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast.

Can I connect with you on social media?

I’d love that. Choose whichever platform you prefer–I’m pretty much everywhere!


What’s your email address?

Angelawatson [at] live [dot com

What’s your mailing address?

P.O. Box 341, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33302

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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!

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1 i m really impressed!! October 7, 2011 at 12:25 pm

have a nice day..i want to teach with u…


2 Robyn Shulman October 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm


Thank you so much for your website, words of inspiration and tips. I am not sure how I stumbled upon your site, but I am so grateful for all of the information you have shared. I am just starting out as an ESL/Bilingual consultant in Illinois (very high need area), and your website has inspired me to keep moving forward.

Thanks again and best wishes,


3 Angela Watson October 11, 2011 at 10:59 am

Hi, Robyn! Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out. :-)


4 teachonpurpose October 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Hey! Thanks so much for reading my blog teachonpurpose and for all of your encouraging comments. I recently moved the blog and forgot to contact my followers! It is now at iteachonpurpose.blogspot.com (it was the only way to disassociate it from my personal email and connect it to my professional email-yikes). Just didn’t want to leave with no word!
Thanks for all you do!


5 Vicki March 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I am real impressed with the stations/centers you have on your site. I was wondering if you have the task cards (what is on them) that are used for the Museum Center or where I can find them.

Thank you for your help.


6 Angela Watson March 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

Hi, Vicki! Unfortunately I only have the cards in hard copies. I will try to re-type them so they’re available for download. It’s on my to-do list. :-)


7 Cindy Brown March 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Hi Angela,
I just found your website and plan to use it to help me readjust to regular classroom/ differentiated instruction teaching. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and resources.



8 Ben G April 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I just want to thank you for all you are doing for us teachers and of course the students! Found you on Pinterest and just wanted to say thanks!



9 Ben G April 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Almost forgot, if you are interested in promoting your book on teachifie (my new and hopefully successful site) just email me and I will send you a code for free.

Sorry for the double post.



10 Brie May 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Hi Angela,

Thank you for sharing the “Worlds Easiest Token System!” I am a school counselor at a PreK-2 building with approximately 800 students so I am always looking for new behavior management systems to share with our teachers. I can’t wait to pass it on!




11 Angela Watson May 31, 2012 at 9:41 am

Thank you, Brie! Enjoy!


12 Brian Albanese May 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm

please contact me for a consultation session. I am a Principal of
a catholic school looking to make learning more efficient and centered on the learner


13 Brian Albanese May 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm

contact me balbanese@olphparish.com for consultation


14 Beth July 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Hi Angela,
I like the token system you use for behavior. I used a large chart with names and cards. Your system clears a place on my wall. I always had ‘lunch bunch’ on Fridays. Lunch with teacher and play games. I would take five name cards (tokens) out of the bag, and those children had lunch with the teacher. It was a big motivator and didn’t cost anything but time. However, it was always interesting to hear what the kids talked about!
Your kindergarten & first grade teachers may be interested in the Phonics Project, check it out. Beth http://thephonicsproject1.pbworks.com/w/page/27416336/ThePhonicsProject1


15 Jesus1Me July 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Hello Angela,

I stumbled upon your website while surfing through teaching ideas. I am a Christian Studies major, and began homeschooling our now 7 year old daughter in Kindergarten due to life threatening allergies and asthma. I always looked forward to her experience in Elementary school, yet when she had a life threatening reaction the summer before Kindergarten, I had to take a few steps back and consider the unconventional homeschool approach. We have really enjoyed it, and the possibilities within our curriculum are endless. I love how you include the importance of your faith and how it should affect your interaction with the classroom, thank you for sharing all of that encouragement, your light shines through!

I am entering into teaching the second grade, and through my research I am at a loss for how to grade assignments entering into this year. Does the second grade go with the incomplete/complete, smilie faces, etc on papers, or is this the year to begin grading on an actual letter grade scale? How many assignments per week receive an actual grade mark? State requirnments leave that option open to us, yet I would like to go as closely as possible to what is done in the public schools.

Thank you so much for your website, I believe that God is using you in a remarkable way to be an encouragement to others seeking the best for their students!

Many Blessings,


16 garry eoff August 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Angela, I am interested in connecting my 4th grade students with students in other states via technology resources. If time allows, would you mind sharing contacts you are aware of that I might make with other teachers? My students love the work we have completed in the past, so I would love to stretch their boundaries….the box that they live in so that they can see that their world extends beyond the city limits of our rural community. Many thanks, garry


17 Angela Watson August 21, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Hi, Garry! Have you checked epals (http://www.epals.com/)? I think that would be perfect for what you’re looking to do! :-)


18 Nicole Hopkins October 17, 2012 at 12:20 am


I wanted to thank you for sharing your ideas so freely. I am a special eduation teacher and a student working on my masters degree. Your site has so much information that is very useful.

N. Hopkins


19 Angela Watson October 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Thanks, Nicole! I really appreciate that.


20 JOHN MENYA December 13, 2012 at 8:30 am

Hi Angela,
I am a Bachelor of Science graduate from Kenya and has been teaching since 2001. Currently, I am pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from a local university. My wish is to be a consultant in education. Can I start it now or finish my PGDE first? Is there any other special training that I need? Looking forward to your response.


21 Angela Watson December 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

Hi, John. I would think you can begin consulting whenever you feel you have the experience and education to qualify you to do so. You’re an experienced teacher and I’m sure you have lots of ideas to share with others. You can start by presenting at conferences and conducting PD work within your district, and build from there. All the best to you!


22 Joanna Boland March 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

Hello Angela,

Your information for interviwing is a wonderful find for me. I am currently looking to get back into the teaching field after taking 9 years off to raise my family. I was a teacher for 6 1/2 years and received my masters in administration and supervisor during my time off.

What advice would you offer someone like myself? I am anxious about returing to teaching after all that has changed in the field, but also excited to get back in.

Thank you,



23 Angela Watson March 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Hi, Joanna! You might find it helpful to sub for awhile to get a feel for which grade levels you now prefer, and to gauge the type of changes that have occurred in schools. Volunteering (maybe at your children’s schools?) might also be helpful. All the best to you!


24 John Loblack May 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I would love to engage your services as a coach. My number is (813) 751-6458


25 Moses March 12, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Thanks for the great work you are doing for the managers of the world’s greatest resource. The School where I work is based in Nigeria, we will like to know how your seminars are and how we can get your materials.


26 Stacey Samuel April 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I am so stressed about NB! I have 19 days left and I am second guessing everything. Your website is so helpful. I am going for Early Adolescent English Language Arts. I wish there was a online group like you had with your Elementary Ed. peeps! I feel like a failure, even though I know that I am an awesome teacher…it is so hard to put it all on paper. :(



27 Juli LeMaster June 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Hi, I look at your site frequently and have tried so many different things. My next school year will be a challenging one. I will have a 3/4 combined class and, although students have been carefully placed to avoid a large gap between the two grades, I am still bound by the demands of common core and TPEP. I will also have a 4th grade student diagnosed with MR (She is at about the 1st grade level) and is known for not doing any work and is constantly getting out of seat to either crawl around on the floor or to hug the teacher even during the middle of a lesson. Do you have any tips on incentives so this child can manage herself? Any tips on juggling 2 grade levels? I had a rough year this year; I could use some advice for a smoother year.


28 Margretta Williams March 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Angela, I just read your 3 point Unspeakable presentation. I am uplifted by your perspective. I live it. You are so right about the intentionality of the whole mindset. I eagerly look forward to hearing/reading more. Thank you for affirming what I have learned over the years to be so restorative in the high stress world of teaching!


29 Catie March 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Hi Angela,
I recently made a permanent move to the US from Australia in order to pursue my passion of teaching (K-12). During the past few months I have been reading, studying, observing, and absorbing every piece of educational material I can locate, in order to become the best teacher I can be. Included in my study, I have discovered similarities and differences between the National Common Core Arts Standards and Australian Syllabi. My question to you is, what strengths and weaknesses do you think the National Common Core currently has, and what impact has it had on schools across the country (that currently use Common Core)?


30 Monique May 28, 2015 at 10:45 pm

I have just been told that I was sent an email. However I have yet to receive it.


31 Cristy August 12, 2015 at 11:29 am

Dear Angela,
Hi, I am so excited to have come across your website and educational materials. I am a third grade teacher at a public school in Jensen Beach, Florida. A few questions for you…

Do you have an online daily or weekly Christian devotional for educators? If so, how do I access it?

Do you have an email or Facebook daily/weekly update? I thought I subscribed to both but have received no messages!

Just want you to know how encouraged I am to have found you. I just purchased your book Awakened and look very forward to reading it.

Thank you,
Cristy Brown
Third Grade Teacher


32 Angela Watson August 19, 2015 at 11:53 am

Hi, Cristy! I do have a devotional site for teachers. I don’t update it often, but I started it in 2008 so there are many older posts that you might find helpful.

All of my social media channels and newsletter subscriber options are listed in the top righthand corner of the page. I hope that’s helpful to you in staying in touch.

Thanks for reaching out. Enjoy the book! :)


33 Sharon September 24, 2015 at 10:31 am

Read this and prepare for the open house!


34 Noreen September 27, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Do you have any suggestions for renewal of NBCT certificate? Thank you!


35 Angela Watson September 27, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Not yet! I’ll be renewing myself this winter. :)


36 Dablu AlguRam Jaiswal November 1, 2015 at 1:10 am

Dear Angela,

We are Obeikan Publishers based in Saudi Arabia, and we publish Arabic books and translate foreign books into Arabic language.

We are interested in the book: Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day…No Matter What: Angela Watson: 9780982312735, we wish to acquire Printed & Electronic rights of this book.

If the Arabic translation rights are still available, Please reserve the rights for us and send the copy of the book to review or PDF, and we may get to an agreement to translate & publish the book into an Arabic language.

Pleased to hear from you soon.

Thanks & Kindest Regards
Dablu AlguRam Jaiswal
Copyright Officer

Tel: (00966)1 4808654 ext. 285
Mobile: (00966) 571904238
Fax: (00966) 1 4808260

Obeikan Education
Publications Division
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Opposite KSU Girls Campus. Gate # 4,
P.O.Box- 67622 Riyadh-11517
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37 Jessica Diamond December 4, 2015 at 7:20 am


Our team was on your site today and we’re very interested in pursuing an advertising partnership with you.

Are you free for a phone call sometime next week?


Jessica Diamond


38 Angela Watson December 4, 2015 at 11:05 am

Sure, you can email me at angelawatson@live.com.


39 William Harrison December 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Dear Angela,

I really like what your doing, and I’m interested in being an affiliate. Do you have an affiliate program?



40 Diane Bennett March 17, 2016 at 10:51 pm

I am interested in doing a book study with teachers in each school in our district. We will be purchasing the print-copy books for each teacher. Do you have a protocol or format for me, as a facilitator, to do a book study with the teachers? We will be using the Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching. I also would like to know if you offer a reduced rate for multiple books ordered on a school PO.

Diane Bennett
Teacher Development Specialist
Smith County, TN


41 Angela Watson March 18, 2016 at 7:59 am

Yes, the discussion questions are here. Please email me at angelawatson@Live.com for multiple book order discounts and let me know how many books you need.


42 Leah Shisler March 24, 2016 at 10:43 am

Thank you! I appreciate you sharing!


43 Diane DaLonzo March 26, 2016 at 11:24 am

Please add me to your email list. Thank you!


44 Angela Watson April 3, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Sure, you can sign up here!


45 Anita Collins April 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

I want to sign up for the email list..thanks !


46 Jerre Delaney May 2, 2016 at 8:43 am

Good morning! How do I change my email address to keep receiving updates and blog postings? I am in the process of deleting one of my email addresses, but still want to stay on your email list. Thanks so much, and have a great day!

Jerre Delaney


47 Angela Watson May 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm

That’s terrific! Just enter your email here. :)


48 Christine June 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Question about the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek club. It seems to be mostly geared to general ed teachers, am I correct? I’m a brand new special ed teacher and am spending my summer looking for things that might help me in the fall. I worked as an interrelated resource teacher for the past four months. I taught 2nd – 5th grades, different subjects for different grades. Ended up teaching 2nd and 3rd math. Reading, writing, SS, Sci to 4th and 5th grades. A whole LOT of planning! Need to find effective ways to plan and modify a variety of curriculum; ways to stay on top of all of the paperwork; ways to organize having multiple grade levels and multiple subjects; you get the idea. Also, need lots ideas for behavior management strategies.

Thanks for your time.


49 Angela Watson June 7, 2016 at 8:02 am

Hi, Christine! Yes, it is geared toward general ed teachers. We have some special educators in the club who have said it was the best money they ever spent, and others who said it wasn’t meeting their needs. I don’t advise special educators to join simply because I want to work with teachers I can actually help, and I don’t feel confident that the club materials are relevant to special education. If you sign up at 40htw.com for the free getting started guide, you can see an overview of what’s covered every single week, and that might help you make a determination if it’s going to be useful for you.


50 Alicia Chapman June 21, 2016 at 9:33 pm

I was interested in trying to purchase the behavior management webinar and read that if you had purchased the Cornerstone book there was an option for a discount for the professional development course. I purchased the book last August off of Amazon and never received an email. I am not sure if I might have missed it (that is an old email that I don’t typically use anymore but still have it as my log-in) or perhaps it went to my spam. I was curious if I might still be eligible to receive a discount as I might be able to swing the cost. I am switching to a new grade and feel the webinar could be a great benefit but am the only income for the house so I have to be mindful of spending. Thanks for any help if possible and if I am no longer eligible I understand. It never hurts to ask. Have a good evening.


51 Angela Watson June 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Hey there! Yes, you can get the discount on the course! You’ll find it here: http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/printables-from-the-cornerstone-book


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