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Angela Watson
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I mentioned in my ten takeaways from #ISTE2014 post that I wanted to write a bit more about some of the problems teachers are encountering with project-based and student-directed learning. Even though we believe deeply in helping kids uncover their passions, ask and pursue answering their own questions, and take ownership over their learning, the …
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I don’t often talk about my work as the Educational Content Creator for BrainPOP because a lot of what I do is behind the scenes stuff that probably isn’t that blog-worthy. But I absolutely have to share with you this really cool game that I’ve been working on with the GameUp team for months because I think …
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If you had a dollar for every time you’ve heard that, right? It’s amazing how many people are unaware that most teachers spend their summers working a second job, teaching summer school, attending professional development, and/or doing curriculum mapping. And nearly all of us spend at least part of our summers working more unpaid hours preparing for the fall …
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I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since I wrote this post about the (hilarious?) adventures of my very first job interview in Manhattan as an instructional coach. I also can’t believe that next June will hold my 20th high school reunion. Time flies and all that. I want to make a confession here. With each passing year, …
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You’ve probably read some version of the study that has gone absolutely viral on social media in the last few days: Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children. But have you seen the classroom used for the study? The bottom image shows the researchers’ idea of “highly decorated,” which looks like a pretty typical …
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Maya Angelou's message to teachers and educators at the ASCD conference was a simple one: be the possibility of hope in someone else's darkness.
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I’ve always thought the term “re-entry” to our regular lives after an ISTE conference was a bit dramatic, but it really does feel that way this year. Nearly 20,000 educators in one building is…intense. Now that I’m back from Atlanta and scrolling through my notes, I’m going to try to condense everything down to 10 main take-aways. These are not necessarily the …
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Do your students hate group work? If so, they’re not alone. Personality conflicts and a wide range of abilities within the group often create results like this: Here’s a strategy to make it easier for you to form effective groups for a project or activity and differentiate the work that students do within their groups: 1) Pre-assess students …
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Remember the Follett Challenge I featured here back in January? John Lodle is chair of the English department at the winning school, Belleville West High School in Illinois, where he has taught for the past 20 years. In today’s post, he’s kindly taken time to share the initiative that earned them the grand prize. The faculty at Belleville worked together …
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Last summer, over 600 teachers participated in the online book clubs for Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching and The Awakened Devotional Study Guide for Christian Teachers, and I’m excited to run the study again this July! I want to warn you–the format of the book club is pretty laid back, but the …
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Last summer, over 600 teachers participated in the online book clubs for Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching and The Awakened Devotional for Christian Teachers, and I’m excited to run the study again this July! I want to warn you–the format of the book club is pretty laid back, but the book content is …
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Staying motivated at the end of the school year can be tough. I hope this latest post from the teachers who love their jobs series will provide some inspiration! Fifth grade teacher Angela Kiser joins us today to share her tips for enjoying teaching. Thank you, Angela, for taking the time to impart such beautiful, wise words. 1. Tell us about …
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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
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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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Teacher Tom: If You Really Want A Smart And Happy Kid
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Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers

Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide
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Social Media news blog covering cool new websites and social networks: Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. The latest web techno

How to get a job as a teacher | The Cornerstone
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There are LOTS of people looking for teaching jobs right now. My page called Job Interview Tips for Teachers was pinned on Pinterest over 14

How to Teach Kids Respect - myTeachersLounge
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One of the most highly searched character-related education topics is how to teach kids respect, according to google searches. It's the

Artificial benchmarks and forcing kids to “catch up” | The Cornerstone
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The fabulous Charity Preston shared this question recently on her Facebook page: The responses from teachers were fantastic (click the scree

New free teacher resource pages | The Cornerstone
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So it may seem from my recent blog posts that I've been waxing esoteric all the time and thinking about the meaning of life (or at least the

Should schools buy technology teachers don’t want? | The Cornerstone
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Over the years, I've talked to a lot of teachers in a lot of different schools. The schools include public and private, urban and suburban,

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Teaching kids how to cope with mistakes and failure is one of the toughest (and most important) aspects of our jobs as educators. Most of ou

Nurture your kids’ passions, even if they’re making Pokemon game walkthr...
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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

Straight and quiet lines | The Cornerstone
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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

Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms?
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Something sounded familiar last week when I heard U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski make a huge pit

Giveaway: 5 copies of The Cornerstone! | The Cornerstone
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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

A trip to VocabularySpellingCity | The Cornerstone
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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

Child-like wonder | The Cornerstone
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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

Do High-tech Gadgets Improve Learning - What a Dumb Question
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I love Time For Kids; this magazine invokes deep discussion in my classroom, it lets the kid explore career opportunities and it delivers ne

18 Videos Suggested for Back to School Faculty Meetings and other educat...
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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

Flipped classroom Q&A | The Cornerstone
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The edublogosphere has spent the last two years weighing the pros and cons of the flipped classroom model, and the number of conversations i