News flash: Not only do students not care how much you know until they know how much you care, they can not be powerfully engaged in learning until they know that their presence matters, that their life matters, that they matter. How can you demonstrate and communicate to students that they matter? Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @angelamaiers @bamradionetwork . Follow:@thenerdyteacher @tgwynn @bamradionetwork As a teacher educator, author and consultant, Angela Maiers has spent the past twenty-two years working diligently to help learners of all ages succeed by recognizing their power as readers, writers, and global communicators. Today, Angela is at the forefront of Web 2.0 technologies and is an active blogger and social media evangelist. Her cause is called You Matter a program that is growing rapidly and achieving national acclaim. .