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By Angela Watson
GROWTH MINDSET BEST SELLER--TYPABLE AND GOOGLE SLIDES VERSION NOW INCLUDED! This growth mindset resource includes EVERYTHING you need to teach about growth mindset in a meaningful way!Imagine if your class was full of students who would:* Be willing
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subjects, Test Preparation
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Printables
$11.99
3,940
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By Angela Watson
WORKING MEMORY BEST SELLER! These 15 research-based brain games are designed to improve kids' working memory in five minutes of partner game play daily for just 9 weeks! If you've ever complained that students lack the following skills, an executive
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$5.99
2,585
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By Angela Watson
BEST SELLER!! Does it seem like you give students the same generic compliments on their writing over and over? Do you struggle to find kind, supportive ways to suggest improvements? Have you given up on detailed feedback because it's just too
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 2nd, ...
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.50
1,512
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By Angela Watson
ON SALE! REMOTE/HYBRID COMMENTS ADDED ON PGS. 24-28! This is a 5 step formula (plus 200+ sample comments!) for composing tactful, compassionate report card comments and progress report comments.If you’re spending hours writing report card comments,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$9.50
$8.50
655
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By Angela Watson
Imagine never having to create sub plans again! This resource has everything you need for fifth grade emergency sub plans which you can use anytime you have an unexpected absence. Prep them once and you never have to worry about spending hours
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$69.99
$47.99
245
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By Angela Watson
Clean Desk Anchor Chart: This file contains 8 versions of a clean desk diagram and a three pages of teaching ideas to help you teach your expectations for student desk organization! Since posting a photo of my hand-drawn clean desk anchor chart on
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
725
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By Angela Watson
Imagine never having to create sub plans again! This resource has everything you need for fourth grade emergency sub plans which you can use anytime you have an unexpected absence. Prep them once and you never have to worry about spending hours
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For All Subject Areas
Grades:
4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$69.99
$47.99
232
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By Angela Watson
GOOGLE DOC version included! Imagine never having to create 6th, 7th, or 8th grade sub plans again--this resource has everything you need for high-quality emergency sub plans which you can use anytime you have an unexpected absence. Prep them once
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$26.99
$19.99
209
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By Angela Watson
Does lesson planning take you HOURS?Are you spending way too much time thinking up or searching out a creative, engaging way for kids to practice what they’ve learned?Have your students lost interest in school because you're forced to give them so
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Test Preparation
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Printables, Games
$6.99
933
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By Angela Watson
BEST SELLER!! This product has 14 printable cards with question stems and prompts TEACHERS can ask during problem solving activities to promote critical thinking skills. By integrating these open-ended questions into your daily math instruction and
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Word Problems, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Staff, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Printables
$3.99
1,093
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By Angela Watson
Imagine never having to create second grade sub plans again! This resource has everything you need for high-quality emergency sub plans which you can use anytime you have an unexpected absence. Prep them once and you never have to worry about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$69.99
$47.99
170
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By Angela Watson
Imagine never having to create sub plans again! This resource has everything you need for third grade emergency sub plans which you can use anytime you have an unexpected absence. Prep them once and you never have to worry about spending hours
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$69.99
$47.99
205
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By Angela Watson
A one trait rubric (similar to a single point rubric) is one of the fastest and most effective systems for grading student writingDoes it take you hours to grade a stack of student essays? Is your grading system too subjective and confusing? These
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Rubrics, Assessment, Printables
$3.50
577
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By Angela Watson
Call-and-response is a time-tested technique for getting attention, not just in classrooms but in the military, in churches, at sports events, and in traditional cultures in various parts of the world. Instead of repeating yourself, train students
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.50
$2.50
352
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By Angela Watson
BEST SELLER AND NOW EDITABLE!! If differentiating and grading student work is taking hours and you don't have time to reflect on whether the class is really "getting it", this system can make your assessment more effective and efficient!I developed
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.25
1,360
Digital Download ZIP (14.22 MB)
By Angela Watson
Google Doc version included! Imagine never having to create 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade sub plans again! This resource has everything you need for high-quality emergency sub plans which you can use anytime you have an unexpected absence. Prep
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$26.99
$19.99
110
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By Angela Watson
Do you constantly repeat instructions? Are you fighting a never-ending paper battle? Strong classroom management is the cornerstone of effective teaching, and this book will help lay the foundation for everything you want to accomplish
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, For All Subjects
Grades:
Homeschool, Staff, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
EBooks, Professional Documents, Teacher Manuals
$14.99
$9.99
414
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By Angela Watson
These math talk posters are designed to support your students in having independent conversations about problem solving in math. The posters indicate not only a question or stem to get the conversation going, but also the sentence starter that the
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$3.00
326
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By Angela Watson
How can we as teachers acknowledge kids' good choices in the classroom simply and easily? How can we show appreciation to children who are respectful and hardworking on a daily basis? For me, one of the simplest solutions has been the use of
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$1.00
718
Digital Download PDF (12.55 MB)
By Angela Watson
This product features printable cards with discussion/reflection questions that teachers can ask to promote each of the CCSS math practices, plus prompts that tie all the math practices together! Looking for a version that students can use during
Subjects:
Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Professional Documents, Printables
$3.50
744
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm an instructional coach and educational consultant. I was classroom teacher for eleven years, working first in Washington, D.C., and then in South Florida.

When I'm not coaching teachers or conducting professional development in schools, I'm either blogging, writing books for teachers, doing speaking engagements, working on my Truth for Teachers podcast, or developing teacher resources. I love what I do and feel very grateful to have so many different types of opportunities to support teachers!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Classroom management is really the cornerstone of effective teaching (perhaps you're noticing a theme there with my materials?) and is a huge part of how I define my teaching style. I think classroom management gets a bad rap sometimes: people assume it's about controlling students' behavior and forcing compliance. It doesn't have to be that way! My goal is to support children in taking ownership of both the classroom and their own learning. I love empowering students to rely on self-control rather than teacher-control, and helping them follow their passions and interests.

Part of strong classroom management is creating and implementing lessons that are really engaging for kids. I try to use (and create) materials that go beyond just worksheets: my focus is on cooperative learning and group work, whole brain teaching, hands-on learning, technology integration, and getting kids actively involved in lessons. And I'm a huge advocate for 21st century skills, specifically the 4 C's: creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

The most important thing I try to impart to students is a love of learning, and the most important thing I try to impart to teachers is a love teaching. I believe the classroom should be a joyful and loving place where both kids and adults look forward to going to each day. The school system can sometimes make that difficult, but I hope to help teachers tackle some of the issues that drain their energy so they can focus on connecting with and enjoying their students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

One of my most pivotal "shining teacher moments" came during my second year of teaching. I hadn't built up my immunity to kid germs yet and had been home sick with strep throat for two very long weeks. When I returned to school, my principal came running over to me, her eyes wide with amazement. "I poked my head in your classroom last week and I couldn't even tell you were gone! The kids just knew exactly what to do and kept doing it even when you weren't there to watch them."

That compliment made me feel so good! It solidified my passion for classroom management and inspired me to start a website to share ideas for creating a self-running classroom. I began taking photos to illustrate how I set up routines and procedures, and wrote tips for building a sense of classroom community and empowering students to take charge of their own learning.

Eventually the website grew into a book, then a webinar, then two more books. And now? I'm thrilled to continue creating resources here on TpT--I just started in September 2012. The goal is the same as it was back then: to help make teaching more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* National Board Certification, Early Childhood Generalist
* Florida teaching certification in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
* M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
* B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Art

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

There are over 200 pages of free resources on my website, The Cornerstone For Teachers! You'll also find information on my books, online courses, Truth for Teachers podcast, and more.

You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube.

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