Yesterday I was a guest poster on Angela Maier’s Educational blog. Check out my post here.
This month, Angela is hosting guest posters each month! She asked me and another art teacher in my district to write a post. So exciting! All of the posts must speak passionately about passion. Angela’s new book is entitled “The Passion Driven Classroom.”
If you don’t know Angela, you should! She is pretty much a rock star and someone I immensely look up to. She is an educational consultant, speaker and author of several books on education and passion. She is also consultant with our art department helping us with re-writing our assessments, which I talked about here. She lives in the Des Moines area, so we are so lucky to have an international educational consultant in our own back yard to work with us. Angela has inspired me in ways that she does not even know! I sent her my blog a few months ago to check out. She replied with paragraphs of ideas, encouragement and feedback. Who takes time to do this when they are so busy and successful? Angela!
When you are passionate and in your “Element” you should gain energy from the experience, not have energy drained from you. When I work with Angela, I feel so energetic and ready to take on the world. The things she teaches and knows about education are so different then the things we are currently learning in our schools. Her fresh perspective is so welcome, because as artists and teachers, we are the people who should be open to change, creativity and looking at things differently. We can be the catalyst in our schools. Angela has helped me to realize this!
Angela is also a go-giver and introduced me to this concept and book.
Who inspires you to be your best? Do tell!