Angela Maiers Blog

The Immortality of Stories

June 23rd, 2017: Cherish every word, every story, every joke (even the bad ones) that our loved ones share with us throughout their lives. That is the power of story, the power of teaching, the power of loving what we do.

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An Open Letter to Leaders

June 22nd, 2017: our efforts this day are not only about how and in what ways you will use social media, but how you as a leader, a powerful and emerging brand, will discover a new level of leadership and learning capacity.

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Students Solving Heartbreak: Creating Community Around Kid-Safe Minecraft Videos

June 21st, 2017: Clean Minecraft Videos is a community with a guiding vision: Profanity Stops Here.

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Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege

June 21st, 2017: Digital literacy and critical analysis will not simply emerge.Fluency in any language, digital or otherwise, comes from immersion and access to those grounded and fluent in the language. It must be taught explicitly and directly.

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No Genius Left Behind

June 21st, 2017: I believe we all have a duty to share our genius and make a difference in the world; and it’s in tapping into our truth that you will ultimately unleash the genius from those we lead, love, and serve.

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Choosing to Celebrate Life on the Anniversary of Death

June 20th, 2017: Today marks the fourth anniversary of my younger brother’s death — a tragic and inexplicable suicide of a young, vibrant, intelligent, charismatic and talented 35 year old. He was a gift in every sense of the word.

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Want to raise test scores? Get real.

June 18th, 2017: Today I revisited this article, by Anthony Johnson, a fifth grade teacher in North Carolina. Anthony introduced project-based learning into his classroom. Learning suddenly was relevant and collaborative, and the students were in control.

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Genius Hour: Our Promise to Students That Their Passions Matter

June 18th, 2017: Genius Hour is our promise to students that their passions will matter; that they will do work that matters, and we will make time during the school day for it.

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Getting Tech R.I.G.H.T.

June 15th, 2017: Students are not motivated by technology. They are transformed when they get to use the technology to connect, create, collaborate and contribute to a world outside of their classroom. Flip through this deck of my presentation on Getting Tech R.I.G.H.T.

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Let's Close the Passion Gap

June 15th, 2017: There is a passion gap in school, and students are disappearing into it, and drowning in ennui. Let’s begin closing that gap. Right here, right now.

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