International Dot Day – Changing the World

Photo by Janice Person taken at State of Now Des Moines 2012

I am a big fan of Angela Maiers.  She has championed the You Matter cause and is literally changing the world.

In April she brought a group of students to the 140 Character Conference/State of Now in Des Moines and they made me cry.  Me and a room of full people.  Because they showed us exactly how we treat them.  (Watch it here)

If you do nothing but watch that video and let her kids know they matter (and adults too) – you would be helping to change the world too.

Today Angela asked me to do something else as well.  It’s pretty simple too. Every year on September 15, innovative educators around the world celebrate International Dot Day by making time to encourage their students’ creativity and genius potential.  Angela asked that I share the movement that encourages educators and students to participate.  How could I say no?

Start by visiting this site.  Just click here.

Encourage students and educators to sign up.  Send them the link to this page.  September 15 is International Dot Day.  It’s a day for teachers to insist their kids show their creativity.  You can read more about this date here.

How important is it that our children know they matter?  “I am always in the presence of genius.  These kids are our future,” Angela said.