Author Archives: Angela Maiers

Student Geniuses Stand Up in Grand Island

What happens when you ask genius to show up? It usually does, right on time. Two weeks ago, it showed up in droves. 2,300 high school students heard the Choose2Matter message that the world needs their genius. The leadership at Grand Island Senior High believes that students should see themselves as much more than the… Continue Reading

The Sandbox Manifesto

I honestly proclaim that everything I have learned about social media, I learned from children. Children have no ulterior motives; they play authentically and transparently. In doing so, they place profound lessons in front of us. How do I know this? From the many times I was privileged to visit with children in their most sacred… Continue Reading

How Do Schools Get Tech R.I.G.H.T.?

  Technology transforms the world in which we live. It can make the impossible possible and is the key to doing more with less. Yet many school leaders are apprehensive about bringing technology into their school, much the way the fellow in this clip fears one of his first sightings of snow: Those who fear technology don’t… Continue Reading

9 Essential Lessons For Changing the World

Schools have a standardized system and protocols in place for every aspect of student learning — except one: Schools have no system at all in place to teach students how to bring about change in the world. Few, if any, schools offer a set of lessons and practices that guides students through the process of how… Continue Reading

What Will Your Verse Be? – Guest Post by Monica Evon

The new school year is in full swing, and the jitters of the first couple weeks are subsiding. Students know which classes to go to when, and teachers are calling on students without glancing at the class roster (at least not too often). With procedures and protocols out of the way, I am reminded of… Continue Reading

EdTech Digest Awards: Nominations Open until Sept. 30!

Do you know someone who is exceptionally innovative in their approach to education? Is there an organization or product that is having a substantial impact on the way technology supports learning? Then it’s time to give them proper recognition! The EdTech Digest Awards recognize the people and products reshaping the way we learn. The awards… Continue Reading

#YouMatter: Good For Your Heart, Good For Your Health

On September 7, I was the guest for a Twitter Chat titled, “When People Know They Matter It Changes Everything,” live from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation’s Transform 2014 Conference. It was so affirming to be invited to attend this conference. Nearly all of the speakers who preceded the Twitter chat referenced how vital… Continue Reading

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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 be more ways to experience our content, such as slide decks, videos… Continue Reading

Sign-up for my #YouMatter Class on Remind!

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

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