Angela Maiers Blog

Students Are Falling Through the Passion Gap in Schools

July 3rd, 2017: When we were invited to sum up at the end, I realized that one guest had not been invited to the table: Passion. I was the first to interject this word, saying that “passion should not be the number one thing on the agenda, it IS the agenda.”

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The Courage to Teach

July 2nd, 2017: The root of the word -courage- is the Latin word -cor,- meaning -heart.- The English word -core- comes from the same Latin root. So at its core, effective teaching is about developing courage.

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You Have to Show Kids That They Matter

July 1st, 2017: Anybody who teaches pledges to change lives … give me a year of your life and I promise you that you will walk out of here better, stronger, smarter, more confident, more beautiful.

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The Classroom Habitudes in Gym Class!

June 30th, 2017: The teaching of the 7 Habitudes is such a natural fit, not only with PE, but within any subject that we teach.

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Change the World One Kind Word At a Time! — Shannon Denton Guest Post

June 26th, 2017: Our job is to either continue to nurture the seeds/people around us or to try to fix the damage that was done. We need to reflect on our actions and how we can make change.

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Bullying is not just a Youth Problem; It's a Human One

June 26th, 2017: There’s a powerful new post on Seth Godin’s blog with an interesting take on bullying. It is not just a youth issue – it is a human one.

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Where Mattering is on the Schedule!

June 26th, 2017: At East Greenwich High School in Rhode Island, Vice Principal Tim Chace created a “You Matter” Form for his school where both teachers and students could fill out the form, letting a co-worker or teacher know that something they did made a difference

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Using Art to Teach the Classroom Habitudes

June 26th, 2017: The inspiration for the mural came from Angela Maiers’ book, Classroom Habitudes. We brainstormed ideas to use “We Matter” in our room and with our students.

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Brighter Days Ahead For All of Us

June 26th, 2017: Brighter Days will strive to save the lives being lost by showing people their purpose in life, and that they do matter.

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Guest Post: Dream Big – The Passion of Learning

June 26th, 2017: I know that to dream big is to follow in the direction I am being led. I have never looked back and now truly understand what passion and fire feels like as it burns inside of me.

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