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Uncategorized   |   Jul 30, 2011

Awakened is now available!

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Awakened is now available!

By Angela Watson

I just realized that I forgot to blog about the most important thing that’s happened this summer— my new book Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching is now available! It’s in-stock on my website and available for eBook download (including Kindle and Nook versions.) It’s also available on Amazon, where the Search Inside feature is in place so you can preview the book.

Obviously this book is very different from most books for teachers, and you may be wondering what it’s all about. Awakened was inspired by teachers who say, “I’m trying to stay positive. I’m trying not to get discouraged and frustrated, and keep a good attitude at work. I want to hold on to my enthusiasm for teaching. But STUFF keeps happening! How can I keep from losing my mind when my lessons are constantly interrupted, parents aren’t providing the support I need, students lack motivation, and test pressure sucks all the joy out of teaching?”

I can totally relate. Teaching can be stressful and emotionally draining because it’s often a high demand/low control and high effort/low reward profession. That’s exactly why I wrote the book! Awakened is designed to help you:

  • Lessen the demands you feel
  • Increase your perception of control
  • Decrease the mental and emotional energy you expend
  • Enhance your positive, rewarding feelings

There are several free  chapter excerpts available on the site:

Download   View Online   Table of contents
Download   View Online   Can you really change the way you respond to stress?
Download   View Online   Examine your unrealistic standards
Download   View Online   Afterword: The self-talk of an awakened teacher

I’ve sent review copies to several edu-bloggers, so you’ll be seeing reviews (and give-aways!) around the interwebz in the next few weeks. A couple of bloggers have already posted their perspectives: Sarah, John Spencer, Vanessa Levin, Nicholas Provenzano, as well as The Caffeinated Teacher who bought the book on her own and posted a wonderful and very detailed review. I’m really looking forward to reading all the different perspectives as more teachers chime in. If you’re interested in reviewing the book on your blog, drop me an email and I’ll send a copy your way.

My husband and I are off to Costa Rica this week to celebrate our anniversary. Pics to come! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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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