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Genius Hour: An Apprenticeship to Citizenship

Genius Hour: An Apprenticeship to Citizenship

Photo by Enric Moreu on Unsplash “Let’s change the world!!” What do you think when you hear those words? More importantly, what do your students think? For most, “Let’s change the world” is a mere slogan, or a battle cry that gets the heart racing and blood flowing....

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Questions to help you Heart Map

Questions to help you Heart Map

Photo by Pin Adventure Map on Unsplash An important aspect of choosing to matter is discovering what you are most passionate about; what you are willing to commit to. If we are going to change the world and ask others to do the same, then we need to find and...

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Explaining Personal Branding to Students

You are a brand, this is not something many of us as adults understand, because of that it is most likely a conversation we are not having with our students but need to have! This video explains that our brand is our story and our stories matter. Not only that you...

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Every Workplace Needs a YOU MATTER Cart

Every Workplace Needs a YOU MATTER Cart

Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash A few years ago, Darcy Neymeyer, a school counselor at Villas Elementary in Fort Myers, Florida, shared photos of their novel concept: a “You Matter Cart.” Stacked with recently donated foods and drinks to be distributed to all...

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Every Student is a Masterpiece

Every Student is a Masterpiece

Photo by Tushar Rathour on Unsplash A few years ago, we took Choose2Matter LIVE to the Estherville Lincoln Central School District in northwest Iowa. It was an incredible two days in a very special place, with remarkable, brave leaders and students who astounded me in...

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Education is for the Passionate – Isn’t it?

Education is for the Passionate – Isn’t it?

Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash Seth Godin is masterful at making obvious things so much clearer. In a post on passion and excellence he asked: Should the person who runs the customer service operations at a ski school also be required to love skiing? Can the...

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EdisonK12 Lights Up My Life

EdisonK12 Lights Up My Life

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash This year has been incredibly fulfilling. Every conference and every district wants to hear the same topic: Mattering IS the Agenda. While I enjoy delivering my other topics, mattering draws the most emotional response and spurs...

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Platforms For Student Learning And Collaboration 🖥

Platforms For Student Learning And Collaboration 🖥

Hi friends, Wow, September has flown by hasn't it? I know around this time, homework and extracurriculars can be stressful so I'd love to share some platforms for student, learning, engagement, and collaboration that can help! I have provided a link and brief...

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