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About Truth for Teachers

Meet our founder, Angela Watson,
and learn more about the resources available here.

ABOUT

Angela Watson

Angela Watson is a National Board Certified Teacher with a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has 11 years of classroom experience and over a decade of experience as an instructional coach.

Angela created this website as a young teacher in 2003 to share practical classroom ideas and help other educators build a positive mindset so they can truly enjoy their work. It was originally called “Ms. Powell’s Management Ideas for Teachers” until 2008, when it was renamed “The Cornerstone for Teachers” after her first book.

Rebranded in November 2021 to Truth for Teachers, the site now impacts over 8 million educators annually.

Angela’s ideas have been featured in thousands of magazine articles, newsletters, and internet resources, and utilized in teacher preparation and support programs throughout the nation. She has authored numerous printable curriculum resources, online courses, and five books. Her newest book, entitled “Fewer Things, Better: The Courage to Focus on What Matters Most” was released in 2019.

She is perhaps best known for her free Truth for Teachers podcast, which provides weekly encouragement for educators and consistently ranks in the top K-12 podcasts in the world.

Angela’s professional development on productivity is being used in over 28,000 schools through the 40 Hour Workweek program. First designed for teachers and then expanded to instructional coaches and administrators, 40 Hour helps educators become more intentional with their personal, contractual, and instructional time so they can focus on what really matters.

Angela’s mission is to help teachers live a more purposeful and conscious life. Through her mentorship, countless teachers have learned to take charge of their time and energy so they can prevent burnout and stay in the profession they love for years to come.

1999

Graduated college and landed her first teaching job in Prince George’s County, MD

2002

Earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction

2003

Created the first iteration of this website, called Ms. Powell’s Management Ideas for Teachers

2004

Moved to South Florida; continued teaching and sharing teaching ideas online

2006

Obtained National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist

2008

Published her first book, The Cornerstone, and changed the name of this site to The Cornerstone for Teachers; began doing professional development/teacher training in schools

2009

Founded Due Season Press and Educational Services and republished The Cornerstone under her own publishing company; began work in NYC schools and nationwide as an instructional coach

2010

Created an online behavior management training for her book The Cornerstone

2011

Published her second book, Awakened

2012

Published her third book, The Awakened Devotional Study Guide, and began speaking professionally about her books

2013

Started creating and selling curriculum resources on TeachersPayTeachers

2014

Created more curriculum materials, as well as 2 online courses for teacherpreneurs; started the TruthForTeachers podcast

2015

Published her fourth book, Unshakeable; created the Teacher Style t-shirt store; beta launched the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club

Unshakeable Book

2016

Official launch of the 40HTW Club; over 10,000 teachers participated in this year alone

2017

Official launch of the new website design; continuing to do instructional coaching, speaking, blogging, podcasting, curriculum and course creation, and supporting 40 Hour Club Members

2018

Created The Teacher Lifestyle Lab, a collection of min-courses to help teachers experiment with habits and live a more purposeful, conscious life

Teacher Lifestyle Lab

2019

Published her 5th book "Fewer Things, Better: The Courage to Focus on What Matters Most" and created the accompanying courses

2020

Launched a 40 Hour Fast Track program for teachers, followed by 40 Hour Instructional Coaching and 40 Hour Leadership for administrators

2021

Rebranded the main website from The Cornerstone for Teachers to Truth for Teachers, hiring a writers collective to center the voices of classroom practitioners

Find the right resources for you.

Angela’s goal is to speak honestly and openly about the challenges teachers face and offer practical solutions. Each of her resources is designed to meet a specific need that teachers often encounter:

The Cornerstone book

If you’re overwhelmed by the day-to-day aspects of managing a classroom, read The Cornerstone and get practical teaching ideas.

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If you’re stressed out and finding yourself hating a job you used to love, read Awakened and change your mindset.

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The Awakened Devotional Book

If you want to reconnect with your calling and the faith-based reasons you entered the profession,  get the Awakened Devotional and uncover the biblical principles behind mindset changes.

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Unshakeable

If you’ve lost your passion for teaching and want to make the job fun again, read Unshakeable and learn how to enjoy teaching every day, no matter what.

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If teaching has superseded every aspect your life and left you with no time for anything else, join the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club and create better balance.

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If you’re tired of spending hours developing your own teaching materials from scratch, check out my printables and download ready-to-use activities and forms that simplify the way you teach.

Check it out

If you want practical training on improving your teaching practice or expanding your career beyond the classroom, take one of my online, self-paced courses for teachers and teacherpreneurs.

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