As a young teacher, Angela Maiers had an epiphany: people need to matter. They need to be noticed, valued, and honored. Significance is even more important than success. Ever since, the “You Matter” message has been changing hearts, minds, and lives.
In a June 2011 talk at TEDxDesMoines titled “You Matter,” Angela spoke of how these two words can change minds and change lives, if we understand them and leverage them in the right way. This talk has been viewed 120,000+ times on YouTube and ignited a global movement. People reacted powerfully to this call to action, undertaking awe-inspiring quests to address problems in our world.
Choose2Matter was created in response to this breathtaking reaction. It is a powerful call to action that invites people to make “mattering” a way of life. Choose2Matter challenges people in three ways:
Angela Maiers is a pioneer in digital literacy and education technologies. For 25 years, she has been on a journey and mission For 25 years, Angela has been developing and sharing the message of “You Matter” with students, parents and fellow educators, and members of the larger community.
An award-winning educator, author, and speaker known for her work in education leadership and innovation, Angela works tirelessly to bring compassion-driven learning to classrooms around the world. As a social media evangelist and consultant, she helps learners and leaders understand the transformative power of technology. Her powerful message and down-to-earth style has made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker for education conferences, corporate events and innovation summits.
Angela spent 14 years teaching elementary school in Des Moines, IA, and 10 years as a literacy coach, special programs facilitator, and university professor. She is an alumnus of The University of Iowa, where she earned her masters in educational supervision and reading.
The Learning Revolution project
The Learning Revolution Project holds online "conference 2.0" events and highlights free professional development from a network of over 200 partners in the learning professions. Started by Steve Hargadon with Classroom 2.0 and the annual Global Education Conference, our projects now have members from 200+ countries and the Learning Revolution newsletter is sent to 130,000 each week. To receive it, please join here. The Learning Revolution Project is proud to partner with Choose2Matter on this special offer.