Angela Maiers has been into social-emotional learning since before it was cool. From the start of the pandemic, the author, speaker, consultant, and founder of the Choose2matter initiative has been devising new and innovative ways to make these remote tools and platforms more humane. In this episode, Angela shares those ideas for the betterment of everyone, not just educators.
Angela has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years, teaching every level of school from kindergarten to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world. She helps learners and leaders understand the transformative power of technology and the Internet.
She founded Choose2Matter to bring the world hope by helping every individual embrace their value and potential contribution. Initially launched to challenge and inspire students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems, Choose2Matter has evolved into a movement that supports parents, educators, and employees around the world.
Her work in 60,000 classrooms across 100 countries has rallied more than a million children who have banded together to launch 170 social enterprises and pass 17 laws. And 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 BS in Education with a minor in Neuroscience and Master Degrees in Literacy and Ed Leadership. She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius, The Habitudes, and The Passion Driven Classroom. Angela is widely recognized as one of the most influential voices on social media today, consistently ranking in the top 1% and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.