New Cover Design
On June 1, 2014, the cover of Awakened received a makeover! All book content is the same–if you’ve already purchased a copy with the cover pictured to the left, there’s no need to re-purchase.
How Can This Book Help YOU?
Effective teaching requires serious mental fortitude. Awakened will empower you to develop the resilient, flexible, positive mindset you need to:
- Consciously challenge the negative thoughts that discourage you
- Build your tolerance for frustration so you become less ‘disturbable’
- Live beyond your feelings to stay motivated when you don’t see results
- Change your perception of setbacks so they feel less stressful
- Let go of unrealistic expectations, standards, and comparisons
- Realize a sense of accomplishment in a job that’s truly never done
Awakened provides simple steps to help you feel peaceful and energized no matter what’s happening around you. Drawing upon principles of stress management, cognitive behavioral therapy, biblical and spiritual truths, and personal experiences, Awakened helps you develop thought habits that produce an unshakeable sense of contentment, motivation, and purpose. Learn how to renew your mind and take a fresh approach to the challenges of teaching!
Order Your Print Copy Here! (Scroll Down for eBook Options)
You can purchase a print copy of the book directly through this site! Ordering here will divert the greatest percentage of profit to the author at no cost to you. You’ll also receive your copy QUICKLY–autographed copies of Awakened are sent Priority Mail within 24 hours of your purchase, so you don’t have to wait for ‘super saver’ or Media Mail shipping.
Awakened can be purchased securely with a credit card or eCheck through PayPal for only $21.99 including FREE Priority Mail shipment within the United States! Florida residents will have a 6% sales tax added to the cost. International Priority Mail shipment is $12.95 to Canada and Mexico and $16.95 to all other countries.
Add a copy of “The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable” to your Awakened order, and pay just $42 total for both books! This amount includes free Priority Mail shipment to any one address in the U.S (international shipping is extra). Click here to buy print copies of of both books.
Add a copy of “The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Educators” to your Awakened order, and pay just $35 total for both books! This amount includes free Priority Mail shipment to any one address in the U.S (international shipping is extra). Click here to buy print copies of both books.
Want all three books? They’ll be shipped to you in two separate Priority Mail envelopes for a total of just $58. U.S. residents only, please: international residents, please email me for simple instructions. Click here to buy print copies of all three books.
Download the eBook
An eBook is the digital media equivalent of a conventional printed book which can be read on your computer or mobile reading device. Here are the advantages of purchasing an eBook:
* No wait for shipping: you will receive an immediate email link with download instructions
* Read on your smart phone, eReader, or other mobile device
* Enjoy the ability to print copies of book pages for your personal use
* Utilize a search function to quickly find information you need in the text
* Skip around the document easily with a clickable table of contents, endnotes, and index
An eBook download is $9.99, and can be paid securely with credit card or eCheck through PayPal. Files will be delivered to you automatically after payment through eJunkie, an eBook delivery service.
There are several different formats of the eBook you can choose from. Each one is optimized for a different kind of viewing. The regular eBook version is a PDF document that shows properly on any Mac or PC. You can read it using Preview, Adobe Reader, Adobe Digital Editions, etc. This version comes with EVERY eBook download. If you also have a mobile reading device, keep in mind that the eBook may not view properly on it due to the tables, charts, and photos embedded in the text. You’ll need a special version that’s properly formatted for your device. For NO EXTRA COST, you can can get download a MOBI version of the eBook (designed for Kindle) or an ePub version (designed for most other eReaders, including Nook, Sony Reader, and most iPad and iPhone apps).
Choose between 3 formats (details in the paragraph above), all of which are $9.99:
Add Other eBooks and Get 25% Off Your Entire eBook Order!
Enter the discount code WINTER14 when you check out and 25% will be deducted from your total. With this code, the total cost of all 3 eBooks will be just $26.22 (regular $34.97)!
Other Purchasing Options
Click on Amazon through this site, and a portion of the sale supports web hosting for the free resources provided on The Cornerstone website (at no additional cost to you!) It’s a great way to buy the book at the lowest possible price AND support the site. Thank you for clicking through from this page!
All major booksellers (such as Barnes and Noble) are in the process of adding Awakened to their inventories. If you prefer to purchase in-store and no copies are in stock, order a copy at the customer service desk and the store will notify you when it arrives. You can also purchase through my TeachersPayTeachers store (PDF version only).
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Download View Online Can you really change the way you respond to stress?
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Download View Online Afterword: The self-talk of an awakened teacher
Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching by Angela Watson (ISBN 978-0-982312711). Due Season Press, Fort Lauderdale, FL: July 1, 2011. List price US $27.99. 240 pages, 8.5 x 5.5. Available in paperback and eBook editions.
Reviews: See What People Are Saying About Awakened!
Laura Candler’s Teaching Resources
The Teacher Garden
Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension
Confessions of an Untenured Teacher
It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages
Look at My Happy Rainbow
Miss Brave Teaches NYC
The Caffeinated Teacher
The Nerdy Teacher
A Teacher’s Ruminations
Read more on the Book Reviews: Awakened page.
Check Out the Blog Tour!
I’ll be visiting a number of fantastic education blogs to spread the word about Awakened and my newest book, The Awakened Devotional Guide. Check out the following guest posts I’ve written:
Simply Kinder: Change your thoughts, change your feelings
Kleinspiration: Frustration with technology: staying positive
Teacher Garden: Tips for overcoming perfectionism
Rainbows Within Reach: Q&A on faith, teaching, and the creative process
Sunny Days in Second Grade: How to stop taking things personally
A Modern Teacher: What makes teaching so draining and how can you combat that?
Fabulous Fourth Grade Froggies: All about Awakened and The Awakened Devotional
Crayons and Curls: How Awakened and The Awakened Devotional can help YOU
Fabulously First: How I learned everything the hard way
Dilly Dabbles: The Back-to-School Zeal is wearing off…now what?
About the Publisher
Due Season Press and Educational Services is an independent publisher providing professional development correlated with educational and inspirational books. For more information, please send an email to info [at] due-season-press [dot] com.
Related and Recommended Resources
Free supplementary resources will continually be added to this site in the Encouragement and Inspiration section. If you’ve read Awakened and are looking for follow-up books, check out my recommendations for further reading on the Books on Positive Thinking page.
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