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Angela Watson
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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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My name is Rebecca Valera and I have been teaching for about 8 years now. I am currently taking a break to raise my three beautiful children. I specialize in (and what I have mainly taught) math and science for grades 3-8. I have taught in both public and parochial (Catholic) schools in Texas. I…
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The weather is just starting to turn cold in Brooklyn (I haven't even had to wear a proper coat yet!) so it's a little hard to believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner and 2015 is coming to a close. This has been a year of seriously big projects for me, now that I really step back…
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Math centers or workstations where kids are all involved in different activities are a fundamental part of many elementary classrooms. But centers are also a tremendous amount of work for the teacher, as both differentiation and assessment can be time consuming and difficult. Are the kids really learning? Are the activities on an appropriate level for each student?…
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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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Worksheets: we all have to give them, we all hate doing it. Here are 5 no prep ways you can turn just about any lower level thinking or rote practice worksheet (like a multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank quiz, or math drill workbook page) into an activity that's collaborative and includes higher level thinking skills. The strategies work for…
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At this point in the school year, many of us have lost of the patience and enthusiasm for refocusing kids in a playful way and fallen into the trap of just barking at the kids (“No talking!”) or pleading with them (“I need quiet! Waiting for quiet!”) all day long. But ironically, it’s more tiring…
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Videos are great for boosting student engagement and communicating ideas in a powerful way. However, they can be problematic when you only want to show portions of a video, especially if students are watching the video on their own without your guidance. Navigating around and skipping over sections can be time consuming and frustrating, not to mention…
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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!
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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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I had a conversation with an Iowa parent the other day. In middle school her son started making voice-narrated Pokemon game walkthrough vide

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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

Ten Ways to Deal with a Hard Year
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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

Feedback Comments for Student Writing - Angela Watson
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Does it seem like you give students the same generic compliments on their writing over and over? Do you struggle to find kind, supportive wa

The Real Reason We Don't See Best Practices
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Nobody seemed to ask about critical thinking, but that was at the forefront of my mind. In many classes, no one picked apart ideas. Students

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This post could be almost infinite: there is most certainly an extraordinary array of options for videos which expand educators’ understandi