The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable

Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching


The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Educators

The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Educators

Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day … No Matter What!

Unshakeable is the new book by Angela Watson, to be released this winter!

See all eBook versions of the books in my eBook store!

Also, check out The Cornerstone Pro-Active Behavior Management Webinar and the

How to Transition Into Educational Consulting Webinar!

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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 Melanie Calderon July 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I am unable to access the printables page.

I purchased the book and have been able to access the printables page before.

Is there an issue with the website?
Thank you,
Melanie Calderon


2 Angela Watson July 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

There was a problem after I upgraded to a newer version of Wordpress, but that’s been resolved now. Feel free to email me if you need help. :-)


3 Darla July 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

When I click on where it says to click to buy both books ( Awakening change your mindset to transform your teaching and Awakened devotional) only one book appears on the order form for 30 dollars? This is on this site. What am I doing wrong?


4 Angela Watson July 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Hi, Darla! You’re doing it correctly. It’s $30 for both books and $5 will be added for shipping once you enter your zipcode. If you look at the product description in PayPal (on the screen where it gives you the $30 price), it says “Awakened and The Awakened Devotional Study Guide.” The books are listed in one line instead of two lines. :-)


5 Paula Ward July 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Dear Angela,

Thank you for this wonderful find! Our school (Arts Magnet Middle 5-8) will be moving forward this school year with the COMMON CORE STANDARDS. There is so much to learn and we have started working on Quantum Education. The first thing we were told is to think about new ideas for our classrooms. Since I am teaching “Literacy”, which combined Language Arts, Reading, Speaking and Listening, and a plethora of other informational text materials and subject matters. How in the world to I create a classroom for 8th graders that is ‘homey’, and has the look of learning with so many areas that I must cover? We have been told to use lamps, warm colors, get rid of boxes and buckets, and other cartons with materials in them. I NEED my books and I have been moved to a much smaller room in which to work. I can no longer build my circles that I wanted to use for Socratic Seminars, discussions, whole classroom learning and questions, and my morning meetings. I don’t know what to look for or how much to add. Additionally, the classrooms in this building are all different in size and structure. I am overwhelmed and school starts Aug 1. Can you help?


6 Angela Watson July 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

Hi, Paula! Have you seen the section of my website called Creating a Cozy Classroom? ( That might give you some ideas. I know it’s slightly different in middle school, but the advice you were given about lamps, etc. is spot on. You can work on your classroom throughout the year: remember, it doesn’t have to be a finished product on August 1st. It’s a work in progress that will develop as your students start taking ownership of the room. All the best to you this school year! :-)


7 sherry johnson August 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I wanted to order your classroom book with Amazon Prime which includes 2 day free shipping. However it says on their site it’s shipped in 2-3 weeks. Is that even with Amazon Prime? I wanted to read it this weekend. Thank you for your help.


8 Angela Watson August 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Hi, Sherry! I am not sure why Amazon says that. I doubt it would take that long with Amazon Prime but I don’t have any control over when they ship and can’t make any promises. I do ship all book orders made on my own website within 24 hours. :-)


9 Angela Lowe November 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Hi Angela,

I am having a very difficult time with 28 first graders. There are a number of students who cannot seem to get into the routine of coming in, writing down homework, following rules. Also, I am dealing with multiple behavioral issues and it makes it difficult to teach any of the curriculum. Any advice you give will be very helpful I’m sure.


10 Angela Watson November 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

Hi, Angela! There is a lot of information in The Cornerstone book about routines and procedures. You can also check out this section of the site: With first graders, especially, it take a LOT of practice and reinforcement before students internalize classroom expectations. Don’t give up! It will get easier as the year goes on.


11 Paula Stewart December 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Angela. I need to order your 3e-books for my daughter. How do I do that so she can get them on her I pad or I phone?


12 Angela Watson December 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hi, Paula! You can order the books here: Scroll down to eBooks and add each of them to your cart. You can get either the ePub or Kindle versions. Both will work with iPads and iPhones.


13 Lorie May 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I am trying to create an APA reference for your book “Cornerstone”, but I am unable to locate the city in which your book is printed. I cannot find it listed in the book itself; it only says that it was printed in the USA. I’ve Googled Due Season Press and the site is under construction. Could you help?


14 Angela Watson May 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Sorry about the confusion, Lorie. You can list Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as the publishing company location.


15 Lacie July 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Hi! I’m a Preschool Director and Part-time Pre-K teacher in a private Christian program in South Dakota. As a teacher, I find it someone easy to find resources aimed towards classroom management, set-up, curriculum, etc. but I find it really hard to find information and resources that are aimed at Directors. I’m searching for resources that will help me in staff management, staff motivation, leadership, etc. Do you or anyone else have any good resources you could recommend?

Thank you,



16 Pavlina January 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Hi Angela,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for Awakened.
Sincerely Pavlina


17 Aimee June 6, 2014 at 10:10 am


I was wondering if there was a way to preview your e-book Awakened and the devotional that comes with it?

Thank you for so many helpful tools in the classroom!


18 Angela Watson June 6, 2014 at 10:42 am

Hi, Aimee! You can download sample chapters on each book’s page of this site, or click through to Amazon and use the “Look Inside” feature. Let me know if there is any other info you need. :)


19 Amanda Kipnis November 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Pdf Pretty please!


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