Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Angela's Hope

Suicide is a difficult topic to read about and discuss.  Of course, one cannot compare this with the aftermath of experiencing such a horrible tragedy.  
I am sad to share that the brother of my friend, Angela Maiers, very recently took his own life.
Angela is dedicating her Choose2Matter cause to her brother, Chrissy.   Please take the time to read her post and share it with others.  At the very least, tell your loved ones they matter. 

Even if you think they already know, look into their eyes and tell them.  It is Angela’s hope to raise awareness and help others who are suffering and let kids know that their genius is valued.   
Please help us spread the word.  Read the article Angela dedicated to her brother.




Sunday, August 5, 2012

Choose2Matter: My Personal Story

Angela Maiers shared her important message on a TEDx talk: YOU MATTER.   Her intent was to raise awareness and motivate others to make a difference in the world.  No action is too small. Angela’s message has transformed lives and motivated others to share her message and make a difference. 
I shared Angela's video with my children.  They were immediately motivated and in an effort to help Angela spread the word, my kids invited their friends over to watch Angela's video.  After they watched the video, the group met Angela via Skype.  See the You Matter Young Leaders' video response and conversation with Angela.
You Matter has now developed into a non-profit organization and a movement: Choose2Matter.  We hope you will join us.   You can help spread the word by telling others face-to-face, joining the Choose2Matter Facebook Group and following the conversation/sharing on Twitter by using the hashtags #YOUMATTER  and #CHOOSE2MATTER.  Not sure how to use these on Twitter?  I'd be happy to show you!  Just ask! :)

My friend and Choose2Matter team member, Sheri Edwards shares about Choose2Matter on her blog: What Else?

Global events are coming soon.  Stay tuned!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

#140edu: Where Technolgy Meets...Witchcraft and Wizardry!

Thanks to all the  #140edu speakers as they were all awesome and inspiring.  One tidbit of info that stood out to me most was when Alex Benepe (@Benepe) mentioned that  100% of PE participation in a UK school was reported  due to including Quidditch as part of the school curriculum.  Read more here in The Telegraph

Thanks to The International Quidditch Association,  the magical game of Quidditch can now be enjoyed in the Muggle world.  Wingardium leviosa!