Classroom Habitudes: Teaching 21st Century Skills to Brains Wired in the Digital Age

Listen to the interview with Angela Maiers, owner and lead consultant for Maiers Educational Services, and Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of, discuss ‘habitudes’ and teaching 21st century skills to brains wired in the digital age.

Angela Maiers discusses classroom habitudes as a way to model and impact the mindset of your classroom.  Students need to be able to be fearless about learning and failure, which is a significant part of learning.  Angela talks about how a 5 year old’s imagination needs to not just be for playtime, but needs to be taken with them as they grow and learn to learn.  Angela adds, “You can’t teach a mindset or habitude, but you can create the conditions where success if eminent because the habitudes are demanded.”

Angela Maiers is a teacher educator and author. She is the owner and lead consultant for Maiers Educational Services, an organization that assists schools and other organizations in meeting their learning and productivity goals. Angela’s most recent books are The Habitudes and The Passion Driven Classroom. She is active online on Twitter @angelamaiers and also on her blog at Angela earned a Bachelors of Science in Education from the University of Iowa, and completed her graduate and post-graduate work at Drake University.

Watch Angela’s webinar, “Classroom Habitudes” from edWeb’s The Brain and Learning community.

Original Airdate: 6/17/13

Hosted by Larry Jacobs, the founder of Education Talk Radio

Listen to the interview below.