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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$5.99
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.25
1272 ratings
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Printables
$3.99
999 ratings
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
624 ratings
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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
639 ratings
4.0
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.50
257 ratings
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By Angela Watson
Nagging your students and constantly reminding them of classroom rules is no fun for them or you. Why not make it into a game? Or better yet--two games, one paper-based, one in PPT form! Both games can be played all throughout the school year:
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Staff
Types:
Activities, Multimedia, Printables
$3.99
263 ratings
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Teacher Manuals, EBooks, Professional Documents
$14.99
$9.99
347 ratings
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By Angela Watson
NEW! These 4 editable parent surveys (10 pages total) will help you establish strong communication with parents all year long.This product is also available in Spanish! Check out my English AND Spanish Editable Parent Surveys.1) Parent Volunteer
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, For Parents
$4.25
253 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
These cards serve as a calendar to help you track the days of school and receive a fresh word of Biblical encouragement on a daily basis.Each day's card features a different Bible verse. I've carefully selected every scripture that is included: they
Subjects:
Religion, Professional Development, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
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Professional Documents, Printables
$3.99
242 ratings
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By Angela Watson
These 11 games cover every CCSS-aligned first grade operations and algebraic thinking topic for only $1 each! The games reinforce the 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, and 1.OA.D.8 standards, including skills such
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8
$10.99
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By Angela Watson
These 8 games have everything you need for teaching CCSS-aligned first grade geometry for only $1 each! There are games for each geometry Common Core standard (1.G.A.1, 1.G.A.2, and 1.G.A.3) covering key skills such as:• Identify shapes (two
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Critical Thinking
Grades:
1st
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.G.A.1, 1.G.A.2, 1.G.A.3
$7.99
165 ratings
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By Angela Watson
These 14 games have everything you need for teaching CCSS-aligned first grade place value and addition/subtraction for only $1 each! The games reinforce each Number and Operations in Base Ten Common Core standard (1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.A.2, 1.NBT.B.3,
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
1st
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, 1.NBT.B.2b, 1.NBT.B.2c, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.NBT.C.6
$13.99
168 ratings
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By Angela Watson
These EDITABLE addition games can be used as math centers, in-class math partner games, or for FUN math fact practice homework assignments! KIT stands for "Kids Into Thinking." Since class time is usually reserved for instruction and higher-order
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
$4.50
121 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
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?Awakened can change your mindset...and that can change
Subjects:
Specialty, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development
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PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
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EBooks
$9.99
105 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
NEW! These 4 editable parent surveys (10 pages total) will help you establish strong communication with parents all year long. This version of the product includes all parent surveys in English AND in Spanish. You can purchase the English-only
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, For Parents
$5.25
64 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
Imagine never having to create first 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:
1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$69.99
$47.99
57 ratings
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By Angela Watson
This study guide eBook is designed to deepen Christian teachers’ understanding of the principles in Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching. The 146 page devotional study guide elaborates on what God’s word has to say about renewing
Subjects:
Religion, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
EBooks
$7.99
48 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
***Click here to see the course modules and learn more***This online course is a series of 7 video sessions that will help you construct a self-running classroom that frees you to TEACH! The focus is on teaching students to become responsible and
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, Coaching
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Mini-Course, Video Files
$139.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
Have you been thinking about doing coaching or educational consulting full time or to supplement your teaching income? Wondering how to get started as an consultant?I’ve created a 1 hour and 40 minute online course which comes with a 31 page
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
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Professional Documents, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Video Files
$97.00
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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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