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Over the past 9 years, hundreds and hundreds of educators have taken the time to share their stories and words of encouragement. I read each message personally…some have moved me to tears, others have motivated me to add new materials, still others have sparked long-term friendships. Here are just a few of the emails and Facebook message teachers have sent from around the globe:

Just wanted to say thank you! My first two years were spent living at work. 2-3 hours past dismissal time: cleaning up papers, clearing my desk, checking work, and going over notices from meetings. After going to your website, I was able to learn how to better organize my time, papers, and classroom. Now my classroom management is tight and my students basically run the classroom during transitions, group work, and assessments.
-Ayesha, USA

What a find!! I am always looking for ideas and the best ones always come from teachers in the trenches doin’ the job up close and personal. Thanks for sharing.
Shirley, Illinois, USA

This is a wonderful website… full of information they don’t teach you in school.
-Nancy, Florida, USA

Once again, thanks for the lovely website. It has provided myself and many others with important information and inspiration that is hard to obtain elsewhere.
-Nicky, Australia

I stumbled across your site.  Intrigued, I stayed up all night reading. The result? A list of new things to try this fall. I can’t thank you enough. God has LOADED you with talent–and we teachers (students, too) are the beneficiaries. Thanks for reminding us that it is ABSOLUTELY OK to leave at 3:00pm and to be attentive to our own physical, spiritual, social, and professional needs. In describing your website, “awesome” is not an adequate adjective. Thank you, Angela. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
-Heidi, North Carolina, USA

Thank you so much for having this wonderful resource for us teachers.
-Yanisselly, Panama

Thank you, Angela. Your website and book are so motivating. I am a Catholic school teacher and it is so refreshing to read your work (and to see how your faith is at the center of it all). I can’t wait to get back to my classroom this week! I know I will be referencing your website and book all year long for continued inspiration. I wish you lots of success and hope you continue to publish in the future!
-Amy

Thank you for the best site I have seen in all my searches.  This one has pictures and explanations that make sense.
-Michelle

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great web site. I wish I had found this my first year. Everything you have on this site applies to all teachers, regardless of what you are teaching…so many fabulous ideas that can be adapted by state, grade level, ability and so organized! I am truly inspired and can’t wait for the book! You have truly given back to all of us. Thank YOU!
-WT Layne

Believe it or not, I have found some wonderful ideas that I have adapted for my high school class…You have such a wealth of information.
-Bev, Arizona, USA

As a new teacher planning this summer, I was so lost.  I didn’t know what kind of behavior plan I would do, how I would organize my classroom, and even get through the first few days of school.  But your website has saved me!!!
-Julia, Indiana, USA

Your site is my favorite resource.  I love, love, love your ideas.
-Kathy, Georgia, USA

Angela, you are a lifesaver!  I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next.
-Chris, Maryland, USA

I think the reason I keep coming back [to the site] is that your professional and spiritual life is such an inspiration.
-D., Florida, USA

This is my first year and I read and reread your website when the going gets rough.
-Sarah, Hawaii, USA

I am switching from a 1st grade, inner-city, Title I class (3 years!) to a 3rd grade suburban class to be with my own children and end a 45 minute each way commute. I stumbled on your site as I searched for ways to arrange my room. I have already shared it with the entire 1st grade at my old school- 11 teachers! I am searching frantically for your new book. I have always known “what” to do, but you are the first teacher who has ever shown me “HOW!” in organizing and managing my room and students. Especially useful because after all this time, I feel like a new teacher again!
-Donna, Tennessee, USA

I was feeling rather intimidated, but your website gave me courage!
-Megan, Albania

I have been searching for a website that tells the truth…I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me…Your site was such an encouragement to me.
-Michelle, Florida, USA

Thank you, you have encouraged me today!
-Julie, Indiana, USA

Your site… is indeed a wealth of information but streamlined and manageable for the users.
-Julie, North Carolina, USA

I have found myself (a teacher of ten years) referring to your website so often I have changed my homepage.
-Joyce

You can read more comments in the guestbook from 2006-2010 or get really old-school and check out the guestbook from 2003-2006.

I’m trying to phase out the guestbooks and am encouraging site visitors to post comments below. I love when you all leave feedback– your stories and words of support make my day!

If you have a specific question you’d like me to answer, please email at angelawatson [at] live [dot] com.

:-) Angela

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Angela was a classroom teacher for 11 years and currently works as an instructional coach and educational consultant based in New York City. She's created a webinar series on pro-active behavior management and has written 3 books for educators. Check out the blog and free teacher resource pages for photos, tips & tricks, activities, printables, and more.

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1 Lynn July 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Does anyone have a system of informing parents of their child’s behavior on a weekly basis. Perhaps a weekly folder. Just looking for ideas for 5th grade.

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2 Angela Watson July 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Hi, Lynn, there’s a chapter about this in my book. I’m in the process of adding a page to the website to go along with it. :-)

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3 Sue Dixon August 21, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Does anyone know of a gradebook (software) I could use ? I have Windows 7.

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4 Angela Watson August 22, 2010 at 9:58 am

Hi, Sue! You might want to put this question out to The Cornerstone yGroup: there are about 800 teachers on those message boards and I’m sure someone will have a suggestion. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheCornerstoneForTeachers/join

You can also try other message boards like ProTeacher.com and AtoZTeacherStuff.com. :)

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5 Faith Cole March 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I am having trouble accessing the printables section using the password from the book. Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks!

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6 Angela Watson March 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Hi, Faith! Sorry you’re having trouble. The password is the last word in the book, on the ‘Afterword’ page. Let me know if you still can’t get in.

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7 cathy May 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Hi,
I purchased the webinar and book and was able to view the first two segments but now my emailed password will not let me in to finish up. It has been a few days in between my sessions. Have I lost it for good? By the way ,both are great, I’ve been teaching for over 20 years, I think this info is invaluable to new teachers. Thanks, Cathy

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8 Angela Watson May 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Hi, Cathy, I responded via email. Let me know if you need more help. :-)

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9 Jenny June 13, 2011 at 12:31 am

Hi Angela, I have your book and love it, I also boughta copy for another teacher who had borrowed mine and wanted a copy of her own! I have now purchased the webinar, but I had trouble follwing the links and I have paid the full price- I could not find place to get the discounted version 65% off for people who had purchased the book… please help!
Thanks

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10 Angela Watson June 13, 2011 at 9:25 am

No problem, Jennifer! I will refund the difference to your PayPal account. You should get an email confirmation from them shortly.

Enjoy the webinar!

:-) Angela

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11 Kenya July 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Hi,

I purchased the The Cornerstone book and attempted to access the printables but didn’t receive access after entering the last word on the Afterword page in the book. Is there anything I might be doing wrong?

Kenya

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12 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. :-)

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