My book is done, let the conversations begin!

Passion I feel like dancing! After a busy summer of teaching, researching, speaking, and writing….The Passion Driven Classroom is finally done! Big thanks to my wonderful and very patient publishing team at Eye On Education, and my writing partner and dear friend, Amy Sandvold.

Two books in two years was not my intention, nor an ideal plan, but this book on passion was truly a work of passion. I can personally say that your conversations, blog posts, chats and insight have helped us both conceive and complete what we feel is a critical topic in our discussions about the future of education.

I hope that it keeps the spark ignited and the conversations going about the role passion plays in our work, our lives, and our classrooms.

Here's a little "sneak peak" before the official release:


About the Authors

1. Achievement Gap or Passion Gap?
            Listening To Our Students
            Minding the Passion Gap
            Closing the Gap
2. Let's Talk About Passion
            Defining Passion
            Passion-Driven Learning
3. Clubhouse Learning: Where Passion Meets Practice
            Our Very First Learning Club
            The Philosophy: Clubs Are Passion Playing Fields
            What Makes Club Life Enticing?
4. A Passion-Driven Classroom: The Essentials
            Essential #1: The Learning Clubs
            Essential #2: The Opening Message and The Daily Boardroom Meeting
            Essential #3: Reflection
5. Organizing the Clubhouse Classroom
            The Physical Environment
            Clubhouse Tools
            The Clubhouse Classroom Routine Sequence
6. Managing the Clubhouse Classroom
            The Three Phases in Action
            Phase One: Launching the Learning – Passion Discover
            Phase Two: Practicing Our Passion – Learning Is Thinking
7. From the Trenches: The Voices of Passion
            A Webinar with Sir Ken Robinson
            New to Edchat?
8. Closing Thoughts: Choosing Passion in Times of Change
            The Promise of Passion
            Closing Thoughts: Choosing Passion in Times of Change


Click here to read sample pages!

Whether you know it or not, you are a continual source of inspiration for me, and I am so grateful to be in your communities. We hope we have done you all proud, and look forward to your responses and reflections.


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  • Amysandvold

    Hey, co-author! I am so passionate about our book! HA!!!!! I hope many “join the CLUB!”

  • Lisa Nielsen

    Wow! This sounds like a must-read for every educator and educational leader. Thank you to you and your co-author for writing it. Look forward to reading :-)

  • AngelaMaiers

    Thanks Lisa! I am so excited to get it in teacher and leaders hands. Your feedback will be much welcomed! Can’t wait to check back in with you.

  • AngelaMaiers

    Yes, partner we did it! I could not have done it without you. I am so excited to see what readers think! It was a learning experience all the way!

  • Aaron Biebert

    Angela, I always say that leaders need to release the passion in their people and I love how you’ve incorporated that into the education world.  I believe that students want to learn.  Your book looks like a great way to bring passion to the classroom and inspire the next generation!

  • Angela Maiers

    Aaron, thanks for checking out the book. I agree that this is a topic for leaders as well! Passion is the differentiator for good education and business. Let’s bring this topic and message to the world! 

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