Author Archives: Angela Maiers

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With back-to-school events being held every day somewhere across the country, we’ve been creating a steady stream of new products for educator and students. An e-book titled “Passion Matters.” Our toolkit for transforming school culture, “Mattering IS the Agenda.” A “class” on Remind.com that enables you to regularly receive “You Matter” messages. Coming soon will… Continue Reading

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The You Matter message is resonating with educators more than ever before. Interest has been strong in “Mattering IS the Agenda – a Toolkit for Transformation,” which helps schools create a #YouMatter culture in school. Nearly every keynote I’ve given in the past 30 days has been on #YouMatter. I asked a school district to… Continue Reading

“It’s only when I’m truly scared that I know I am being audacious enough.” #Choose2Matter

  I was recently interviewed by Anita Stout, author of Life Isn’t Broken, a blog that celebrates “all that’s good in life.” Anita was kind enough to include me in her “Moments of Creation” series, which asks entrepreneurs how they conceived of the idea for their business and how they’ve developed it. We spoke about… Continue Reading

Mattering IS the Agenda – a Toolkit for Transformation

As a young teacher, I had an epiphany: people need to matter. They need to be noticed, valued, and honored. Ever since, the “You Matter” message has been changing hearts, minds, and lives. This toolkit curates the best of my “You Matter” content. It offers a low-cost, high-energy professional development day or retreat, and can be used… Continue Reading

#ISTE14 Is Over but the Learning Is Just Getting Started

ISTE is more than meetups, and social media is more than tools. It is a series of W.O.W. moments that take your breath away, and I am honored to share mine with you. ISTE2014 – Reflections from Atlanta from Angela Maiers Even if you weren’t able to attend ISTE this year, you can benefit from… Continue Reading

How Companies and People Must Adapt In the Social Age

In 2008, a new era began – the Social Age. That’s the message of Ted Coine and Mark Babbitt, the authors of an upcoming book, “A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive.” I recently spoke with Ted and Mark about how they define this new age and what it means for individuals… Continue Reading

Choose2Matter LIVE at Downingtown STEM Academy

On June 16 and 17, Downingtown STEM Academy will host a two-day Choose2Matter LIVE event. We invite business, education and government leaders from around Pennsylvania and indeed around the country, to actively participate. Please email MarkMoranMES@GMail.com if you would like to attend, so that we may put your name on the guest list. SCHEDULE: Monday… Continue Reading

Educators: Nominate Someone for the 2014 Bammy Award for Student Initiative

Choose2Matter is proud to announce that it will once again have the honor of selecting a worthy student to receive the Bammy Award for Student Initiative at the Third Annual Bammy Awards this fall. The student chosen will be recognized at the black-tie, red-carpet Bammy Awards event in Washington DC on September 27, 2014. Choose2Matter… Continue Reading

Getting to the Heart of Collaboration

“Collaboration” has become a buzz word that we attach to any process that involves people working together. This is because we often use collaboration as a synonym for other buzz words that start with C: Cooperation, Communication and Coordination. In doing so, we miss the most critical element – value creation. Collaboration describes a process of… Continue Reading

Reflection on #Choose2Matter: Each Student is a Masterpiece

Two weeks ago we took Choose2Matter LIVE to the Estherville Lincoln Central School District in northwest Iowa. It was an incredible two days in a very special place, with remarkable, brave leaders and students who astounded me in so many ways. Here is a reflection on the two days from Technology Integration Specialist Jenny Nichtals, who… Continue Reading

Resources for #NETA14 Presentations By Angela Maiers

This week I will present two sessions at the 2014 Nebraska Educational Technology Association Annual Conference (hashtag #NETA14). My morning keynote is titled, “Liberating Genius.” Liberating Genius is an over-arching term for our Choose2Matter movement and related work that we are doing and planning. Students aren’t the only ones who need to matter; so do teachers,… Continue Reading

Choose2Matter LIVE Comes to Estherville, Iowa – Please Follow Along!

Tomorrow, Choose2Matter LIVE visits Estherville, Iowa. We are spending the day with all 1,400 students in the entire district! It will be unpredictable, nerve-wracking, chaotically beautiful, and utterly, gloriously life-changing for everyone present. Pictures, videos and other content will be shared by participants on Twitter and other social media channels using the hashtags #Choose2Matter #ELCCSD  PLEASE… Continue Reading

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