About Angela Maiers - Award-Winning Educator, Speaker, and Consultant on Literacy & Leadership:
Angela Maiers is considered one of today’s most influential thought leaders in education and transformative thinking. It is fair to say when she speaks, she leaves no room unchanged. Futurist. Innovator. Educator. Entrepreneur. Change Maker. Angela Maiers is on a mission to disrupt the status quo and to empower every individual to change their own world, if not the world around them, for the better.
She has been praised by leaders in business, the military, and administrators of schools of every level from elementary to graduate, around the globe for the life-changing, world-changing impact she has had on the hundreds of thousands of lives with whom she has reached with her message of Mattering.
Most recently, she has been named by Forbes as one of the Top 5 Edupreneurs to Watch; by IBM as one of the Top 20 Global Influencers, among the Top 100 Women in Technology by Onalytics, and among the Top 20 Education Thought Leaders by TrustEd. She is the author of 9 books on education, including the noted Genius Matters and Classroom Habitudes, and was for many years a prolific contributor to the Huffington Post on innovation, technology, and education.
A much sought-after speaker at conferences, organizations, schools and communities around the globe, Angela’s singular focus is on transforming the people she reaches to set in motion a change of behaviors and perspectives that will draw out the potential in every person and result in a positive impact on the world. She describes her transformative message and methods as common sense put into common practice, though deeply-grounded in science.
An educator for 30 years, Angela's work in 78,000 classrooms across 100 countries has rallied more than a million children who have banded together to launch 170 social enterprises and pass 17 laws. In 2011, she gave a TEDTalk on the power of two simple words: You Matter, and the video went viral. What resulted was the start of a movement which became the global non-profit organization, Choose2Matter. As its Founder, Angela’s mission is to help individuals recognize their value and potential contribution to change both their own lives and the world.
With her background in education and neuroscience, she initially sought to challenge and inspire students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems. In recent years, Choose2Matter has evolved into a movement that supports parents, educators, employees, and members of the military everywhere. As a result of her work, organizations across all industries are finding new ways to ignite the genius of their employees, successfully addressing a $15 trillion employee engagement problem.
Angela earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a minor in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa and completed her graduate and post-graduate work at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Angela holds two master's degrees in Literacy and Ed Leadership and today lives in Denver, Colorado.
What Angela Maiers Talks About:
Liberating Genius is not an inspirational or utopian hope for our students; nor is it a quick-fix program to building a better system. It’s a movement designed to help leaders and learners break free from the addiction of security and acceptance of mediocrity and rekindle the genius within.
We can no longer afford as individuals or as a nation to allow our best talents to remain buried beneath well-intentioned but lifeless rules of school.
Liberating Genius is a framework and system that fuels innovation, creativity and ability to impact our learning and the world.
There is genius within; together let’s unleash it.
Closing the Passion Gap
Passion matters. Passion makes us curious, compels us to dig deeper, and sustains us as we persevere towards answers to questions that matter most Bridging the gap between what exists and what is possible with PASSION; in education, in our lives and in the world.
Session for an enlightening and insightful look at passion’s place in leadership, learning, and classroom success.
You will discover how to leverage the power of passion to achieve the extraordinary results with students, staff, and members of your leadership community.
Mattering is the Agenda
When we think of people who made the biggest impact in our live, it was not their expertise or accomplishments that provided me us with direction, guidance and reassurance to accomplish our goals; it was their sincere belief in us. They let us know through their words and actions that we mattered.
The humans in our lives want that same validation. In fact, every single person you will ever meet shares this common desire. They want to know they matter.
Mattering a universal human need, and it’s one you have the opportunity to satisfy. In this session, we will explore specific and actionable ways to answer yes to the following questions:
- Do you see me?
- Do you hear me?
- Do you care about me? Do I matter to you?
Let’s Talk! You Matter!
Angela's keynote was inspiring and actionable, and people still talk about it.
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