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Angela Watson
Works at The Cornerstone For Teachers
Attended Western Maryland College
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The stereotype of a teacher sitting by the pool sipping margaritas is pretty far from reality for most educators. Summertime for most of us includes second jobs, professional development trainings, and all those household tasks that didn’t get done during the school year. How can you get everything done AND have time for rest and…
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I’ve been meaning to share this story for years, because I get asked a LOT about my journey and how long it took me to get where I’m at right now. The short version is this: I’m a National Board Certified Teacher with 11 years of classroom experience. In 2009, I turned my passion for helping…
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There are few things that annoyed me more as a teacher than picking up my students from P.E. or lunch (or having a small group return from a resource room pull-out class) only to discover that some students had been completely out of control while they were gone. With some classes I taught, it seemed…
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Imagine how much time you could save if you had a way to create, document, share, and present your lessons from a single place. That is exactly what Cloudschool offers. Cloudschool is a FREE personal learning management system (LMS) that aims to unburden teachers by combining the tasks of lesson planning and lesson delivery on one beautiful…
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REMINDER: Today (Sunday) is the absolute last chance to join The 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. The next open enrollment period will be in July 2016. Over 1,000 teachers are already moving toward work/life balance--don't miss out! Of course I have a growth mindset. I mean...wait. What does that even look like for a teacher?? Growth…
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Money management is an essential life skill. What better way for kids to learn it than through a game that has actual financial rewards? The H&R Block Budget Challenge is a free financial literacy game that does exactly that! Through the program (which is back again for its third year in a row), students can learn personal…
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I had the honor of presenting at TeachersPayTeachers' 10 year anniversary event at their office in Manhattan this past Saturday. Since the theme was 10 Years of Inspired Teaching, my session topic was on how to maintain a growth mindset in order to stay inspired. [caption id=
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It’s the first thing you do when you wake up. It’s the last thing you do before bed. And it’s the default activity you fill your time with all throughout the day whenever you’re bored, procrastinating, or just want a little hit of something that makes you feel good. It’s what you do when you…
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I’m always looking for the best tools to help with parent-teacher communication: organizing volunteers, classroom activities, conferences, sending reminders, and so on. So when ClassTag approached me about checking out their new app, I was excited to see what they have to offer and share it here with you. ClassTag is a cloud-based app designed for…
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You know the exact problem I’m talking about: you’re patiently showing a student how to solve a problem or figure out a process, and the student responds by saying, “Can’t you just tell me the answer?” Or you’re responding to a student’s question with questions of your own to try to prompt him or her…
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I recently shared How to Get Started with Makerspaces in the Classroom, and how they're great for inspiring creativity in children and providing them an opportunity to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). If you love the idea of having Makerspace in your classroom or making it easier for students to start making at home, KitHub…
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Educational Consultant and Instructional Technology Coach
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  • The Cornerstone For Teachers
    Creator and Editor, present
  • Due Season Press and Educational Services
    Owner and Founder, present
  • AUSSIE Digital School Solutions
    Instructional Technology Coach, present
  • BrainPOP
    Educational Editor, present
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Angela Powell
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Thanks for stopping by my profile page!

I'm an educational consultant and instructional technology coach based in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, I was a classroom teacher for 11 years in the Washington, D.C. area and South Florida. 

My greatest passion is helping teachers develop strong classroom management and a positive mindset so they can truly enjoy their work.

On my website, TheCornerstoneForTeachers.com, I share hundreds of pages of FREE teaching articles, lesson ideas and activities, classroom photos, printable forms/posters, and more. 


I frequently conduct workshops and webinars centered on those topics as well as technology and 21st century teaching,

You can also catch up with me here:


I look forward to connecting with you!
Bragging rights
National Board Certified Teacher (EC-Gen) and Florida teaching certification in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Education
  • Western Maryland College
    M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
  • Hood College
    B.S. Early Childhood Education, Art
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Kelly Leehey wrote a great post questioning why we teach students to walk in quiet lines: Sometimes when I see a group of students walking b

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I've got lots of amazing book give-aways scheduled for the coming months, but since everyone's thinking about classroom management right now

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I hear a lot of buzz in schools, conferences, and the blogosphere about the latest and greatest educational websites. But it's very rare tha

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It's rainy season now in South Florida where I'm spending time with my parents and friends. Apparently the rains came a few weeks early this

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I am having a difficult year. It's hard for me to admit that, because I don't want to be "that teacher" who complains about the kids and who

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