It’s finally time for the official announcement…my second book is on schedule for publication in June! It’s called Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching. The back cover copy reads:

Do the never-ending pressures of teaching drain you emotionally? Is a lack of support and resources stealing your enthusiasm? Are the small daily hassles adding up and overwhelming you? Effective teaching requires serious mental fortitude. This book 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, 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!

I’m so excited about this book because I believe it’s going to help a lot of teachers move beyond ‘survival mode’ and start overcoming challenges.  I know what it’s like to leave work exhausted and emotionally drained every day, and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to share how I’ve developed a more positive and resilient mindset–and how you can, too!

I’ll be sharing more information as the publication date gets closer. In the meantime, please share your feedback in the comments! If you have any suggestions for the back cover copy, I’d love to hear your ideas, as the text won’t be completely finalized until next week. Anything that doesn’t make sense to you? Anything that should be made clearer?  I really value the input of everyone who has been along this journey with me–your feedback and support mean so much!




  1. Emily

    While I’m no longer teaching (staying home with our 7 month old daughter), I still plan to get a copy of your newmbook. I’m sure I’ll be giving it to my teacher friends too.

  2. Danielle

    I am super excited for your book!!

  3. Tiffany

    This sounds like a much needed book. I will be sure to pick it up and recommend it to my teacher friends. We all need a little decompressing at times! 🙂 Thank you for your continued work!

  4. Rachel

    I am so so excited about this book! Teaching is my calling and my passion, but there are so many things about teaching that can suck the life out of you. There are many times I think, “This isn’t what I dreamed teaching would be like” or “This can’t be all there is” I can’t wait to read this and share with all my stressed out, overwhelmed teacher friends!!

  5. Leah

    “Consciously challenge the negative thoughts that discourage you”
    This is what the back cover states and I needed to hear this. Today, I was accused of ‘hating’ a child and not helping him enough.
    I look forward to your book.

  6. Cheryl

    This is on the top of my list for “must-reads” this summer. Can’t wait!

  7. Anna

    Make sure it’s easily available to us Canadian teachers…in print form too!
    Any way we can get it earlier – I need help getting through May!?!?

  8. Erica

    I can’t wait. This year has been very challenging and every word you said on the back cover sounded like it was written just for me! I will totally be buying your book as soon as it is out! Congratulations on your accomplishments!

  9. Angela Watson

    Thank you so much, ladies! I’m working to get this book in the hands of teachers as soon as possible! 🙂

    @Anna: Yes, it will be available in Canada on, plus you will be able to direct order from my website. Fortunately, I’m not anticipating any problems with Canadian orders this time around!

    • Anna

      Good to hear, Angela. I’ll be first in line to get it so I can spend some quality time this summer regaining some lost love!

  10. Yvette

    Your upcoming book couldn’t come at a better time! Dealing with current issues we face in education has put me on the brink of changing careers on MANY occassions 🙁 Can’t wait to read it!

  11. Heather @ Preschool Buddy

    Congratulations on your book. This is actually my first time on your blog and I love it! I’m having fun looking around and you have so much amazing information on here. I will definitely be back often. Thanks so much for such a wonderful resource.

  12. Miriam


    I’m so excited to read your book. It’s going to be fab-u-lous! You and your readers might be interested in checking out my website:
    It’s all about empowering teachers to take care of themselves!

  13. Jen

    Can’t wait for the book!! It is very much needed!!

  14. Angela Watson

    Thanks so much to each of you for the kind words and encouragement! 🙂

  15. Lisa

    As a lover of all things Angela!!!…..I can’t wait for the new book! When can I pre-order on Amazon? I’ve searched, but no luck yet.


    • Angela Watson

      Aww, thanks, Lisa, that’s very sweet! Amazon should have pre-ordering available sometime in early to mid June. I should be able to take pre-orders from my website within the next week. 🙂

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