Webinars

What is a Webinar?

The term webinar is short for web seminar, and it’s an online version of a professional development event. I decided to create The Cornerstone Pro-Active Behavior Management Webinar after getting workshop requests from educators in areas that I can’t easily visit–from small American towns to Uganda to Japan to Brazil. Why not take advantage of the Internet as a truly cost-effective way to reach teachers all over the world?

Why Watch a Webinar?

The Cornerstone Pro-Active Behavior Management WebinarIf you’ve ever fallen asleep in a workshop or sat there fuming with rage about how the day could have been more enjoyably and productively spent at the dentist’s office, you understand that high-quality, engaging professional development is hard to come by. Many times, teachers don’t get a say about the workshop’s topic, much less its date and time.

So what if you could attend a professional development session on a topic that’s relevant to your everyday work and could make an immediate and profound impact on the way your classroom runs? What if you could attend any time you choose, and go back and re-watch any parts that were particularly helpful? And what if you could watch from the comfort of your couch while gorging on your favorite snack foods?

That’s what you get when you purchase this webinar: the convenience of on-demand professional development from someone you already know and trust to deliver a product that’s relevant and practical. If the resources on this website and in The Cornerstone book make sense to you and work with your students, then you know the webinar’s going to provide even more solid advice. And, you’ll be able to print a certificate of completion which may count toward your continuing education credits!

What’s the Webinar About?

The Cornerstone Pro-Active Behavior Management Webinar is a series of 5 webinar sessions that are designed to help you construct a self-running classroom that frees you to teach. The focus is on teaching students to become responsible and self-reliant, and helping you maximize your instructional time. It’s designed for teachers who work with students aged 4-11.

Check out this overview to learn more:

Introduction (10 min.)
Session 1: Precise Expectations (27 min.)
Session 2: Consistent Procedures (63 min.)
Session 3: Instructional Routines (47 min.)
Session 4: Consequences and Rewards (25 min.)
Session 5: Meeting Individual Needs (45 min.)
Closing Message (5 min.)

The webinar comes with a 15 page note-taking and summary guide (you can view an excerpt here) to help you organize your thoughts and key in on the solutions you’re looking for.

How Is It Different From the Book?

If you’ve read The Cornerstone book, you’ll find that the webinar reinforces and extends the techniques you’ve learned.  The two resources are organized completely differently to help you process the information more deeply and apply the core concepts in ways you wouldn’t have thought of with just one of the resources alone.  And, the webinar is cross-referenced with the book so you can look up more information about many of the ideas presented.

A lot of teachers have read the book and then emailed me to ask:  Now what? How in the world do I implement all of this? That’s an especially tricky issue once the school year has started because you already have routines in place and are worried about how to change them. The webinar explains step-by-step how to take your new ideas and put them into practice in a way that’s manageable and not overwhelming to you or your students.

How Does the Webinar Work?

I created the webinar using Screenflow, which means you can see a videocast of me giving the presentation along with a simultaneous screencast–whatever’s on my computer screen shows up on yours. The presentation itself has been created with Prezi, which is like the next generation of PowerPoint and about a hundred times more engaging (sorry, Microsoft). You can watch the embedded YouTube video above for a demonstration, or click here if you can’t view it.

The webinar is delivered in a Quicktime movie format and streams from a password-protected web page. When you purchase the webinar, you’ll get a user-specific link and a password that allows you and only you to view it. You, personally, will have unlimited access to the webinar indefinitely–there’s no expiration date for your password. You can view the webinar on more than one computer without a problem, but excessive accessing of the links from multiple computers/ISPs will trigger a warning email and eventually the disabling of your link/password, so make sure you don’t share the information and allow others to access the resources. It’s licensed only for individual use, so if you’re interesting in sharing the webinar with a group of teachers or showing it in a staff development meeting or event, please email me for special licensing and purchasing info.

Watching the webinar is a really simple process, and you don’t have to download a thing: just visit your user-specific link and enter your password to access a web page with all the resources. Click on the session you want to watch, and the 960 x 600 video will open in a new tab or window and start streaming immediately! You can view the webinar from any Mac or PC that has 1) Quicktime installed, and 2) an internet connection (the higher-speed your connection, the more quickly the videos will load and the more smoothly they’ll play.)

How Do I Get It?

Send your PayPal payment securely through eJunkie (the site that processes the orders and sends download links). You can do this even without signing up for a PayPal account, and your payment method can be an eCheck or any credit card you normally use. PayPal encrypts your credit card or bank account information so that no one–even me–can see it. After your payment is processed, you’ll immediately receive an email that provides your link and password so you can start viewing right away.

The regular price is $109.

$10 discount for Facebook fans & CornerstoneForTeachers yGroup members!

65% OFF if you’ve purchased The Cornerstone Book/eBook–details here!

Follow the link to buy now, and if you have a discount code, you’ll have the opportunity to enter that at time of payment.  You will receive an electronic payment confirmation which you can print out and keep as a tax-deduction or to submit to your administration/district for reimbursement if you have special funds set aside for professional development and/or teacher expenses. Also, you will be able to print a certificate of completion for 6 hours of PD which may count toward continuing education credits.

Please note that you are purchasing a single user license. If you are interested in using the webinar for staff trainings, faculty meetings, grade level PD sessions, etc., please email me for pricing.

As with my book, I’m offering a money-back guarantee: I’m confident that this webinar will help you construct a self-running classroom that frees you to teach. If it doesn’t, just email me with your concerns and I’ll refund your payment with no questions asked.

What Teachers Are Saying About the Webinar

  • “I just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying reading your books and watching your webinar. They have encouraged me to really reflect on my own teaching practices. I’m teaching a Year 2 class this year (6/7 year olds) and your ideas will definitely help me to get our class running itself. Last year I taught Year 5 (9/10 year olds) – so it’s pretty new to me getting tapped, pulled and prodded by the kids just looking for praise or tattling! At least I know why they are doing this and the importance of eliminating ambiguous instructions.You have inspired me, in that I feel motivated, enthusiastic and empowered!!!” –John, Birmingham, UK
  • “I really, really, REALLY enjoyed the presentation.  Some things I found I was doing well (positive affirmation) but hearing you say it’s never to late to make a change was empowering.  Thank you for this information. :) I have employed a few ideas already and it has begun to change the dynamics of instructional time–I love it!”  –Jodi, 4th grade teacher, Florida
  • “I have purchased dozens of books (including yours) to help me out but watching the webinar has made a world of a difference. I do not have to look up topics in a book, this is much faster, more interesting and effective. I cannot thank you enough!” –Sylvia, 5th grade teacher
  • “I just finished the webinar series! I had spoken to my kindergarten teacher (yes, my parents are still in touch with her) and her comment was, ‘Some years you just want to throw up your hands and quit. You just stick it out because the next year will remind you why you became a teacher’. Well, winter break could not come fast enough this year and I needed a boost in confidence. Your webinar and teaching style was exactly what I needed. I really appreciated that I felt as if I was just chatting with a friend about ways to problem solve in the classroom. I also appreciated that you made the study guide and had me think about my concerns. Returning to that page after watching and writing down possible solutions was so empowering. I have nothing but compliments and positive feedback to pass on to my administration. They have been looking for web based training to offer the staff and I will be turning in a review along with a copy of my study guide on my first day back in January. Once again, thank you!” –Christa E
  • “I am a long-time follower of your website, since back in the days of Ms. Powell’s teaching tips, and I really enjoyed your Cornerstone book.  I bought it for my student teacher and I also revisit it every summer when I am getting back into the school mode a few weeks before school starts and sometimes occasionally throughout the year.  It is an amazing resource and has given me so many great ideas that streamline my teaching.  I was excited to see your webinar become available awhile back.  It was exactly as you described- finally some professional development that was relevant, helpful, and could be applied to my classroom right away with real photos and examples shown.  I also love how I can come back and revisit certain points in the videos at a later date. You created a fantastic webinar and I can’t even imagine how long it took to prepare and create, yet I can’t wait for another one! THANKS!  Looking forward to your next webinar!” –Lisa D., Connecticut
  • “Thank you so much for such a detailed practical interesting series of training webinars. I wish I had found you before I had my tough class last year. I can see where I went wrong – the individual two tone counters would have worked wonders. I had procedures but a lot of them were not precise enough for every student to know what to do. You have real flair in presenting. Thank you for this life saver. Was ready to give up teaching.”–Sylvia S.
  • “I’m in love with your Webinar! I’ve already applied a number of techniques that I heard from it! I can’t wait to finish! It is so awesome to actually hear you talk about everything in your book! Thank you so much! This has been a very trying year, but with this I feel like I’m going to have an amazing class!” –Stephanie S., Delaware
  • “I enjoyed being able to watch it on my home computer, school laptop, and my iPhone!  Thanks so much.” –Sheila D.
  • “Thank you so much for the wonderful Pro-Active Behavior Management Webinar.  I finished watching all of the sessions and enjoyed all of them.  I have already started to implement your suggestions and have found it to really make a difference.  I plan on beginning my next school year with these ideas.  I felt that the webinar was easy to follow and realistic to implement.  I also liked how you said that it was o.k. to change something in your classroom right away, rather than waiting to start a new school year.  Thank you so much!” –Carrie K.
  • “Yay! I just got my webinar and can’t wait to start it! I have learned SO much from your book and website over my short teaching career and had have GREAT success with your ideas and philosophies. I know that I will learn lots of new things from the webinar! Thanks Angela!” –Julie R., North Carolina
  • “Just finished your webinar and I loved it!  I have already begun implementing many of your ideas and they are working!!!!  This is only my second year teaching so your book and webinar have been a HUGE help to me.  Don’t know how you have time to do all you do.  May God continue to bless you. Thanks again.” –Cheryl F.

Want to See the Real Thing in Person?

Contact me about conducting a Cornerstone workshop at YOUR school!  Let me know where you’re located (including the nearest airport), approximately how many teachers will be attending, and whether you’re interested in a half-day or full-day in-service.

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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 M. Rogers October 1, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Is there a way to get continuing education credits for this? I have to optimize my time and $ while meeting State requirements to keep my certification.

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2 Angela Watson October 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Definitely check with your district on this! Let them know it’s a 6 hour online seminar (including an hour of goal- and purpose-setting before the webinar and an hour of planning for implementation afterward.) You can have them contact me directly if needed.

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3 M. Rogers October 2, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Angela, I don’t work for a district. I work in a private school, but still need a certain number of CEU’s to keep my State teaching certificate. I was just wondering if you provided some kind of documentation that I could use to say I attended so many hours of professional development education. Thanks.

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4 Angela Watson October 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Absolutely. I’ll upload a certificate of completion to the web page that the webinar sessions are located on, so when you (or anyone else) purchase it, you’ll be able to download and print it out.

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5 Sandra Pleasure October 3, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Hello Angela,
I may have missed prior information but are you doing a webinar every month?
Sandra Pleasure

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6 Angela Watson October 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Hi, Sandra! This webinar is on-demand, which means you can watch it whenever it’s most convenient for you! I do plan to offer live webinars sometime in the future. :-)

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7 Cherylle Waters October 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Angela,
I just paid and forgot to use the discount code. Is there anything that Ican do?

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8 Angela Watson October 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm

No worries, Cherylle, I’ll post a $10 refund back to your PayPal account! :-)

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9 Cherylle Waters October 7, 2010 at 6:38 am

You are a jewel!!!

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10 Tonya Mills October 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Hi Angela,

How many credits do you earn for the webinar? Thanks a bunch!

Take care!
Tonya

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11 Angela Watson October 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Hi, Tonya, the certificate of completion indicates that the participant has completed 6 hours of credit. The total webinar screen time is around 4 hours, so including an hour of purpose-setting and goal planning prior to viewing plus an hour afterward to reflect and plan for implementation, it counts as a 6 hour course.

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12 Cherylle Waters October 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Hi, Angela,
I was finally able to download the first webinar. Have no idea what was wrong.

Cherylle in CA

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13 Angela Watson October 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Glad you got it! :-)

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14 Sandra Pleasure October 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I have the Webinar on my computer at school. How do I get this same site on my home computer?

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15 Angela Watson October 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Follow the link that was emailed to you after purchase, and once you’re there, just bookmark the page or save it to Favorites on your home computer. :-)

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16 Susan October 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Hi, I was wondering how I can get a discount code for the newest webinar..

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17 Angela Watson October 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Hi, Susan! You can get an additional $10 off the webinar by becoming a fan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cornerstone-For-Teachers/71659544187) or by joining The Cornerstone yGroup (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheCornerstoneForTeachers/join). :-)

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18 Cherylle October 10, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Hi, Angela,
I tried to get to the password protected page to view some of the documents. I was unable to get there. The computer kept going back to the sign-in page. What did I do wrong?

Cherylle in CA

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19 Angela Watson October 11, 2010 at 12:11 am

Hmmm. Try refreshing the page in your browser window (go up to the very top, click on ‘View’ then either ‘Reload’ or ‘Refresh’) and then re-enter the password. Make sure you cut and paste the password to access the Purchased Webinars page. The password for the Printables page is different–it’s the last word in the book. :-)

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20 Scott Van Kirk November 11, 2010 at 10:48 am

Hi, Angela. I’m the Principal of a small school – 10 teachers. I’m wondering what the terms would be for me to show your webinar at staff meetings or a teacher workshop day.

Thanks, Scott

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21 Angela Watson November 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

Hi, Scott, I will email you!

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22 Angela Watson November 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I’ve sent a reply, let me know if you haven’t received it. :-)

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23 Cathy December 6, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Hi Angela,
I ordered the webinar but I can’t find the email with the password. Is there anyway that you can email it to me?

Cathy

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24 Angela Watson December 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Hi, Cathy, I just re-sent the link. :-)

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25 Paula May 11, 2011 at 9:49 am

Dear Angela,
Will you ever visit Chile, South America? I run the bilingual program at a local school in Talca, Chile and would love to know if you could visit us.
Sincerely,
Paula

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26 Angela Watson May 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Hi, Paula! I’m sorry for the late reply. I would love to come to Chile. It is a very expensive trip, but if I ever head out that way, I will shoot you an email! :-)

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27 Karen May 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Hi Angela,
Thank you so much for all of the time and energy that you put into your website, book, and other massive projects to help other teachers. I’ve purchased your book, have gained many ideas from it and have reccomended it to others. I’m looking forward to learning from your webinar as well! I noticed that you have a link where one could learn details about a 65% off rate, if you have purchased the book. When I tried to follow the link, it brought me to a password protected page with producables from the book, but no info about the reduced rate. Can you provide more details about that reduced rated?

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28 Karen May 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Oops! Sorry about that – I looked at the page more carefully, and figured it out :)
(Yup, I was one of those kids who needed to be taught to read directions more carefully!)
Thanks so much!!

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29 Angela Watson May 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Hah! Glad you got it. That page IS very confusing, because of the way Wordpress sets up the password protection pages. Sorry about that! :-) Thanks for the great feedback!

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30 Cee June 11, 2011 at 4:00 am

Hi, After all the help your book has given me, I’d love to do the webanir. I bought the Cornerstone book last year through Amazon but I didn’t get a password. Is there a way of getting one for the 65% discounted rate?

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31 Angela Watson June 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Hi, Cee! Yes, the discount is available on the Printables From The Cornerstone Book page. The password to enter the page is the last word in the book (on the Afterword page.)

http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/printables-from-the-cornerstone-book

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32 Joan Nagy July 1, 2011 at 6:36 am

I teach middle school math, grades 6, 7 and 8. The information on the site recommends your techniques for those teaching up to 11 year-olds. How relevant will the techniques be for middle school teachers?

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33 Angela Watson July 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Hi, Joan! Yes, the webinar is designed for teachers of grades PreK-6. I’m sure that much of the webinar info would be useful for middle school teachers, as well, but definitely not catered to that age group. Some of the techniques may be too simplistic for your students. If I had a good recommendation for middle school webinars, I would certainly pass them along to you! Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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34 AHSM July 31, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Is there anyway to purchase and view part(s) of the webnair?

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35 Angela Watson August 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

No, I’m sorry, there isn’t! You can view more excerpts on my YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/Cornerstone4Teachers?feature=mhum. Also, if you purchase The Cornerstone book, you can get the full webinar for $39. I hope that helps!

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36 Deborah McLeod October 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I have purchased the webinar this past summer and after watching several of the presentations I am no longer able to log on. What can I do? I want to finish watching!

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37 Angela Watson October 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Hi, Deborah! I will look up your transaction and send you the link and password again. They do not expire so you shouldn’t have a problem. Just shoot me an email if you need help. :-)

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38 Megaushop January 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Merci ;-) ))

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39 Kay Durham February 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Hi Angela,

My daughter is in her 5th year as a Special Ed teacher and is very discouraged. With a husband and three children, she has very little time to feed herself spiritually and subsequently feels like a dry well for her middle school students. She has a 45 minute commute to school each way, and I am looking for some encouragement for her in CD form that she can listen to during her drive. Any suggestions?

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40 Jan May 31, 2013 at 11:45 am

Hi Angela! I misplaced my login /password…again… :-{

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41 Angela Watson June 1, 2013 at 8:48 am

Hi, Jan, please email me so I can send you the link privately. You can also use the search function of your email (look for “webinar” or “eJunkie”) and see if you can find the login/password link that was sent previously. :)

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