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Uncategorized   |   Apr 27, 2011

Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching

By Angela Watson

It’s finally time for the official announcement…my second book is on schedule for publication in June! It’s called Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching. The back cover copy reads:

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? Effective teaching requires serious mental fortitude. This book will empower you to develop the resilient, flexible, positive mindset you need to:

-Consciously challenge the negative thoughts that discourage you
-Build your tolerance for frustration so you become less ‘disturbable’
-Live beyond your feelings to stay motivated when you don’t see results
-Change your perception of setbacks so they feel less stressful
-Let go of unrealistic expectations, standards, and comparisons
-Realize a sense of accomplishment in a job that’s truly never done

Awakened provides simple steps to help you feel peaceful and energized no matter what’s happening around you. Drawing upon principles of stress management, cognitive behavioral therapy, spiritual truths, and personal experiences, Awakened helps you develop thought habits that produce an unshakeable sense of contentment, motivation, and purpose. Learn how to renew your mind and take a fresh approach to the challenges of teaching!

I’m so excited about this book because I believe it’s going to help a lot of teachers move beyond ‘survival mode’ and start overcoming challenges.  I know what it’s like to leave work exhausted and emotionally drained every day, and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to share how I’ve developed a more positive and resilient mindset–and how you can, too!

I’ll be sharing more information as the publication date gets closer. In the meantime, please share your feedback in the comments! If you have any suggestions for the back cover copy, I’d love to hear your ideas, as the text won’t be completely finalized until next week. Anything that doesn’t make sense to you? Anything that should be made clearer?  I really value the input of everyone who has been along this journey with me–your feedback and support mean so much!


Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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  1. On Monday I prayed that I would find more ways to focus on My spirituality and faith when it came to my problems and outlook. On Tuesday I searched for your book I heard you discuss in the March bonus items. By Wednesday I was finished the book and am so glad I prayed for the help I found in your writing. You’ve done it again, Angela! Thank you.

  2. This book sounds amazing! I’m looking for a book to do a book study with my team. Is there a guide for questions and such to do a book study with this book?

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