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.)