We've all had those certain moments that leave a lasting impression, maybe it’s a line from a book, or a scene from a movie. That's the affect experienced educator and renowned speaker Angela Maiers has on everyone she meets—school leaders, teachers, students, everyone.
As a young teacher, Angela had an epiphany: People NEED to Matter.
They need to be noticed.
They need to feel valued.
They deserve to be honored.
In a June 2011 TEDxDesMoines talk, Angela shared her powerful message, and these two words have been changing minds, hearts, and lives ever since.
In the video below, she challenges each of us to accept our own personal genius, understand just how much each of us matter, and realize the impact that each and every one of us can have on our students by sharing two simple words: You Matter.
(You may want to grab a box of tissues... Angela tends to tug at the heartstrings.)
An article posted by U.S. News stated that “As many as 1 in 3 first-year students won't make it back for sophomore year.” A staggering statistic that colleges can’t ignore. One might ask themselves, what causes so many students to end their college experience?
A lot of factors can be involved, including everything from lack of money and roommate issues to not being academically prepared or emotionally ready.
A recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education provides several insights on the challenges that many students face during their freshman year of college. Although each student’s experience can be very different, there are emotional readiness factors that seem to overlap.
"Several factors can contribute to "emotional readiness," including students’ ability to adapt to new environments, handle negative emotions in constructive ways, and forge healthy relationships. The survey found that the more prepared a student is for the emotional challenges of college — and for the anxieties that might come with it, such as covering expenses, making friends, and dealing with increased independence — the better and more successful that student’s college experience is."
Effectively assessing student learning is essential. This new online course takes a look at formative assessments and the impact they can have on student learning and student growth. Educators will look at what makes an effective formative assessment, what are effective uses, how to use the data you receive, and the best tech tools for assessment.
What are the skills your learners need to have for their future? Reading, writing, and math to name a few, right? All educators want their learners to grow and be successful, which is why every learner should be able to understand and write basic code. Coding is a new literacy that every learner will need for future success.
LITTLE FALLS, MN-- (November 12, 2015) Little Falls-based Atomic Learning announced that the education industry recently recognized the company through 3 separate awards: