Friday, May 2, 2014

You are a genius...

Recently, at the NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association) Spring Conference, I had the privilege of hearing Angela Maiers present her Keynote entitled "Liberating Genius".  She defines genius as "ordinary people that have chosen to not hold back -- to lead -- and to share their contributions with the world".  She mentioned that we have been taught to hold back our genius and to just go with the flow, so to speak.  We, as educators need to fix this!!  Our students need us to RECOGNIZE their genius...ENCOURAGE it...and to let them know that we EXPECT it!

She is such an amazing speaker and inspired me to start recognizing the genius in each of my students.  I was inspired to create some desktop patterns based on some of the slides in her presentation.  Here is the one that I am using as the desktop on my teacher computer.

Recognize the genius in others -- 


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