The solution to teacher overwhelm.

Join 25,000+ teachers who have used the club to focus on what matters most & trim hours off their workweek

– The new cohort has begun –

The club was open to new members from June 15th-July 15th and is now closed. Enter your email address below to get sample materials sent to your inbox & get added to the waitlist for the July 2020 cohort. We’ll also let you know about a new “40 Hour Fast Track” course launching in January 2020.


“There HAS to be a better way to do this teaching thing, right?”

We’ve all asked ourselves that at some point, and I bet these statements sound familiar, too:

  • I love teaching, but it consumes every spare minute.
  • I work on school stuff constantly and yet I’m never done.
  • No matter how much I accomplish, I still feel like it’s not enough.
  • When I bring work home, I feel guilty for neglecting my family.
  • When I don’t bring work home, I feel like I’m neglecting my students.
  • I want to be a great teacher AND have time for other things that matter in my life.

If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. You need a PLAN, a teacher-tested system that’s guaranteed to work, and ongoing support so you don’t have to figure everything out on your own.

"I thought I had done all I could in terms of being productive and efficient. I accepted that this is what teaching was-a 24/7 stress cycle with some time off in the summer to recharge again. The club is teaching me that there are better, healthier ways to live as a teacher AND still be a great one."

Here’s what I do through the club to help…

I’m Angela Watson. As a National Board Certified teacher turned instructional coach, I’ve been sharing ideas online since 2003 through my website, TheCornerstoneforTeachers.com. I’ve written 5 books, created countless printable resources, and even launched a top-rated weekly podcast called Truth for Teachers.

I love teaching teachers, and I wanted to help people who love teaching kids stay in the profession without hitting burnout.

So, I’ve dedicated the past 4 years to developing and refining the club materials to create a proven system that has freed thousand of educators to be their best selves, both in and outside of the classroom.

The 3 most common questions teachers ask me about the club…

Each month, I’ll give you a plan for simplifying ONE aspect of your teaching.

You can use as many or as few strategies as you’d like—just a few small tweaks to your mindset and daily routines in that one area will start moving the needle, so you’ll feel relief from overwhelm immediately.

Jump in and out of the resources whenever it’s convenient for you. Some teachers read over them with a cup of coffee on Saturday mornings, others listen to the audio version during their Monday morning commutes.

There’s no pressure to “keep up” or do it all (that would just create overwhelm, right?) Use only the ideas and printables that jump out at you through a quick skim of the month’s materials.

You can always come back to anything you skipped later, as you’ll keep your access to all these materials for the rest of your teaching career (at no extra cost!)

Nope. 40 is the number of contractual hours many educators are required to work. The number 40 is designed to take you aback and get you thinking:

Wait, 40? How could that be possible when teaching consumes every waking minute of my time?

The goal of the club is to help you find a more sustainable way to do this teaching thing well & make a big impact for kids.

We conquer overwhelm right away so that you’ll have the energy and mental bandwidth to follow through on systems to get organized, streamline routines, give kids ownership of the classroom, and be truly intentional about how you use your instructional, contractual, and personal time.

THAT’S the real benefit of the club, and it’s the process which makes it possible to work fewer hours. 85% of members who joined last January were able to trim 3,5, or even 10+ hours off their workweek within the first month.

Over 25,000 K-12 teachers have successfully used the club to help them conquer overwhelm and reduce their work hours.

Only 3% of teachers who join us will utilize the money-back guarantee and request a refund.

That’s because the club is about your mindset and your habits, not what or where you teach. You can take what you learn through the club and apply it in ANY job for as many years as you’re in the classroom.

The best way to find out if the club will work for YOU is to jump in with both feet and give it a shot. Immerse yourself in the community and try out some of the strategies.

Join the summer cohort, and take a few weeks to check out the resources. You’ll be able to tell right away if it’s a good fit. If it’s not, there’s nothing to lose. Send me an email by August 15th and I’ll refund your entire payment. .

What do I actually GET as a member?

Clear, Actionable Steps

You’ll get 52 WEEKS of new classroom-tested productivity ideas in both PDF and audio podcast form. We’ll go step-by-step through each focus area. Choose just 1 idea each week, & watch as small changes add up to big results!

Positive, Supportive Community

You can finally stop reinventing the wheel! The club’s coaches + thousands of other teachers will share ideas, answer your questions, and provide encouragement and accountability. You’ll never have to do this alone!

Printables & Templates

More than $450 worth of forms and teacher resources are included. Some are club-exclusive; others are curated from the best of the digital marketplace so you don’t have to spend time + money searching them out.

Free Bonus Materials

Video trainings, the complete 40HTW List-Making System, and The Big 5 Tips for Teacher Productivity are available as soon as you join. Many members say these resources were the key to transforming their work AND their life.

PD Certificate

Use our professional development log to track your learning if you’d like. At the end of your year in the club, you’ll receive a certificate for documentation. Your district may credit you for up to 104 continuing education hours.

Ongoing Support Indefinitely

You’ll keep your access to the membership site AND the Facebook community when your year is over at no charge! Revisit the resources and get support even as a club graduate, so you can maintain your new habits permanently.


Get results without committing a lot of time:

Login to the membership (or click the weekly email’s link) to get new resources anytime you’re ready.

Skim over the PDF or listen to the audio version, and download any accompanying printables or templates you might like to use.

Choose ONE new mindset shift or strategy to try out. You can share what you’re doing with the group if you’d like accountability or personalized suggestions.

Our motto: small changes add up to big results!
You can do as much or as little as you’d like,
and skip weeks/topics which feel less urgent.

You never lose access to the membership site, even after your year is up, so you can revisit what you missed anytime.

Tracey's Story


"I learned through the club experience that one of my biggest obstacles was the weight of the expectations I had put on myself. I was trying to do way too much, but I thought that I HAD TO in order to be a good teacher. I expected to cart that bag full of papers home every night, even though I knew I wouldn't finish them.

I took a club challenge to go one week without bringing my "teacher bag" home. It's now four months later and I have not brought it home even one time, but I'm still getting everything done at school in about 43 hours a week.

Joining this group was more than worth it. It is literally one of the best things I have ever done for myself. For those who want to enjoy teaching, the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek club deserves a chance. It helped ME love this job again, so I know that can happen for anyone."


Streamline your teaching ONE area at a time.

No more feeling frazzled as you try to tackle a thousand responsibilities at once. Start the month with a clear focus on simplifying a single aspect of your work, follow the plan I provide, and end the month with a sense of real accomplishment before moving on to the next thing. Click here for the detailed PDF overview of each week’s focus for K-12 teachers.

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July: The Self-Running Classroom

Plan for a learning space where students will take ownership

August: Sustainable Systems

Be intentional about your organization, time, procedures, & more

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September: Effective Routines for Learning

Streamline small groups, student work habits, centers, and group work

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October: Organizing & Prioritizing Tasks

How to decide what’s important, get it done, and let go of the rest

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November: Lesson Planning

Practical ways to create meaningful, creative lessons more quickly

December: Revamping Homework

Simplify your system for assigning, collecting, tracking, & assessing homework

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January: Grading & Assessment

Creative strategies to save you time and provide insight about student learning

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February: Parent Communication

Easy ways to prevent problems, document efficiently, and build relationships

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March: Students, Not Scores

Move beyond boring test prep to increase motivation and engagement

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April: Work/Life Balance

Identify priorities and bring your life into alignment with them

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May: Technology Timesavers

Discover the best tools & tips to streamline teaching and learning

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June: Maximizing Your Summer

End the school year strong and be more productive at home

How much does it cost for the entire program?

You never lose access to the resources you paid for, even after your year is up–once a member, always a member!
DonorsChoose & purchase orders are accepted, and school licensing is available.

Payment Plan

$49

THREE PAYMENTS

Split the total cost into three monthly installments of $49 each

Get results or your money back.

I’m confident that you will feel more prepared for back-to-school and less stressed as soon as you begin using the club’s resources this summer. If not, send me an email by August 15th, and I’ll refund your entire payment.


Join more than 25,000 teachers in grades K-12 who’ve used the club to create change

Jake refocused on best teaching practices that were affirmed & gained more family time

Andrea got organized & created efficient systems so she could finally work ahead

Jonathan saw kids take more ownership as he gained time for hobbies & wellness

Lizzy gained 10 hours a week & feels like a better teacher, wife, and mom because she’s less stressed

T. got the support she needed to let go of perfectionism & overwhelm at her own pace

Katy learned to prioritize tasks & maximize instructional time to make every moment count

How much is YOUR time worth?

You’ll have access to all of the following even AFTER year in the club is over, so you can come back anytime you’re feeling overwhelmed to get immediate solutions.

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52 weeks of classroom-tested productivity strategies
provided in both 10-15 page PDF form and 20-30 minute audio messages so you don’t have to devote a lot of time to learning
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More than $450 worth of printable teaching resources and templates
to help with data management, grading, lesson planning, and more

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FIVE free sign-up bonuses
including a self-care video training and the 40HTW List-Making System (so you can jumpstart your results and prioritize tasks right away)

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Access to a private Facebook group
so our coaches & members can answer your questions and offer accountability, personalized support, and encouragement

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A professional development certificate
at the end of the year to document participation for up to 104 continuing education hours

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Free ongoing support after you graduate
so you maintain access to ALL membership site resources and the Facebook group at no charge once your year in the club is over

Enter your email address below to get sample materials sent to your inbox & get added to the waitlist for the July 2020 cohort. We’ll also let you know about a new “40 Hour Fast Track” course launching in January 2020.



You WILL get results. Promise.

When you join the July 2019 cohort, you will feel less overwhelmed and more prepared for the new school year than ever before.

If not, send me an email by August 15th, and I’ll refund your entire payment.