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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:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.50
1206 ratings
4.0
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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
4.0
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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
Digital Download PDF (12.55 MB)
By Angela Watson
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, obsessing over every word and trying (in vain) to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$9.50
258 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.11 MB)
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
4.0
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By Angela Watson
NEW AND ON SALE! This is the end-of-year close out system you’ve been looking for! The editable end-of-year checklists will make shutting down your classroom easy and painless.No more rushing around like crazy during the last week of school—this
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Professional Development
$4.00
150 ratings
4.0
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By Angela Watson
Two of the trickiest routines to teach are those for the bathroom and water fountain. This zip file contains tips and two printable signs for helping students manage their own needs without disrupting instruction. You'll get:* A printable sign to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
88 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (6.82 MB)
By Angela Watson
This is a FREE form I developed to help me document and keep track of interactions I had with my students' parents.It's like a phone log but is designed for recording all important interactions with students' families.The top part of the form leaves
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Staff
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
271 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.59 MB)
By Angela Watson
Reinforce students' positive behavior choices and build relationships with families by sending home these FREE Good News From School Postcards!In this download, you'll receive:-Complete directions for use-One 4x6 PNG image in full color (to upload
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
29 ratings
3.9
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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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