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Angela Maiers

Founder and CEO at Choose2Matter

Parker, CO, United States

138311 Followers

Angela Maiers is a world-renowned author, entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and educator, whose transformative message of the importance of mattering has the power to unleash the genius in us all.

She has been creating and leading change in both education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world. Her talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Angela is the founder of Choose2Matter, a universal movement that challenges us to make "mattering" a way of life. When people accept that they matter and that their actions count, lives, learning, and our world change. Choose2Matter offers presentations, live and virtual workshops, and live innovation events to schools, organizations, businesses, and communities.

Angela earned a BS in Education with a minor in Neuroscience and a Master's Degree in Literacy and Ed Leadership. She is the author of eight books, including Genius Matters, Classroom Habitudes, and The Passion-Driven Classroom. Angela was a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and is widely recognized as one of the most influential voices on social media today, consistently ranking in the top 1%.

Available For: Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Parker, CO
Speaking Topics: Mattering, Education, Courage

Angela Maiers Points
Academic 0
Author 362
Influencer 1300
Speaker 20
Entrepreneur 30
Total 1712

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Company Type: Individual

Areas of Expertise

AI
Business Continuity
Business Strategy 32.45
Change Management
CRM
CSR
Culture
Customer Experience
Customer Loyalty
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation
EdTech 67.02
Emerging Technology
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work 30.55
Health and Wellness
HR
Innovation 39.71
Leadership 42.87
Management 33.07
Mental Health 54.83
Open Innovation
Social 30.23

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Media
Other
Professional Services
Telecommunications

Publications

2 Article/Blogs
12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers
Medium
August 02, 2021
As adults, each of us has a chance to make a positive and impactful difference in a child’s life.
But in order to do this, we must carefully consider this question:
What matters most to our children?

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, EdTech

Everyone Matters: 5 School Principals Who Walk the Walk
HuffPost
July 11, 2017

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

6 Books
Classroom Habitudes: Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning
Lulu
April 29, 2021
You know students need to acquire 21st century skills. But how do you work those skills into the curriculum? Learn how to use the content you already teach to challenge students to think critically, collaborate with others, solve new problems, and adapt to change across new learning contexts. Help students build the seven habitudes–habits of disciplined decisions and specific attitudes–they need to succeed.

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Tags: Leadership, EdTech, Mental Health

Mattering Is The Agenda
Lulu
October 30, 2017
Mattering Is the Agenda is a 40 page handbook that curates the best of Angela’s “You Matter” content. The content is ideally suited for use on a professional development day, although many of the activities can also be used throughout the school year, both with teachers and with students.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

The Passion-Driven Classroom: A Framework for Teaching and Learning
Routledge; 2nd edition
September 22, 2017
Turn your classroom into a thriving community of learners! In The Passion-Driven Classroom, bestselling authors Angela Maiers and Amy Sandvold show you how to spark and sustain your students’ energy, excitement, and love of learning. This updated edition offers a new framework for changing your mindset and implementing a passion-driven classroom, where passion meets practice every day as students learn new skills and explore their talents. You’ll come away with specific examples of how to set up your classroom, how to manage it, and how to assign passion projects where students take the lead. With this book, you’ll be able to move away from prescription-driven learning toward Passion-Driven Learning, so you can make a real difference in the lives of your students.

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Tags: Leadership, EdTech, Mental Health

Genius Matters
Lulu
June 30, 2017
Imagine a classroom where passion-driven genius work is not extracurricular, but is a part of the routine. Students are invited and expected to collaborate to support each other’s genius, experiment with ideas, discover new possibilities, and make epic things happen. Genius Hour is more than a “program” where students do fun projects together. Join us today to unlock a world of genuine curiosity and wonder.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, EdTech

Classroom Habitudes
Solution Tree
June 04, 2012
You know students need to acquire 21st century skills. But how do you work those skills into the curriculum? Learn how to use the content you already teach to challenge students to think critically, collaborate with others, solve new problems, and adapt to change across new learning contexts. Help students build the seven habitudes –habits of disciplined decisions and specific attitudes – they need to succeed.

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Tags: EdTech, Innovation, Leadership

The Passion-Driven Classroom
Routledge
October 30, 2010
Discover ways to cultivate a thriving and passionate community of learners – in your classroom! In this book, educators and consultants Angela Maiers and Amy Sandvold show you how to spark and sustain your students’ energy, excitement, and love of learning. These strategies will help teachers in Grades K-12 put the “heart” back into teaching and learning – and make a lasting impact as educators!

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Tags: EdTech, Innovation, Leadership

1 Founder
Choose2Matter
Angela Maiers
June 01, 2011

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Mental Health

3 Influencer Awards
200 most powerful thought Leaders to follow in 2021
Engati
December 19, 2020

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Tags: Leadership

Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020
Engagedly
January 01, 2020

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Tags: Social

Top 100 Business, Leadership and Technology Twitter Accounts You Must Follow
HuffPost
March 19, 2013

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Tags: Leadership

2 Keynotes
Liberating Genius | John Michel & Angela Maiers | TEDxPSUBerks
TEDx Talks
March 16, 2015
Liberating Genius is a movement designed to rekindle the innate genius of all people! Liberating Genius is the brush needed to create a masterpiece.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Mental Health

TEDxDesMoines - Angela Maiers - You Matter
TEDx Talks
August 05, 2011
Angela Maiers is an education and technology consultant from Des Moines, Iowa who shares with us how two words can change a life.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

1 Mentor
Mentor, The Global Grid
Nexford University
March 02, 2022
The Global Grid: Mentorship and Career resources for learners and alumni

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Tags: Leadership, EdTech, Mental Health

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