Marvin Maurer Award
The Marvin Maurer Award recognizes outstanding educators who make a significant difference in children’s lives – a human difference. It recognizes individuals who embody Marvin Maurer’s belief that students’ feelings matter; whose teaching connects the personal to the academic, making learning real; who are committed to using the power of emotions in their own lives and to being emotionally intelligent role models; and who work with others to create a more caring and compassionate school community and world.
Marvin Maurer inspired many as an innovative educator who recognized the power of emotion in learning. He was genuinely interested in how his students were feeling. As a gifted and forward-thinking 6th grade social studies teacher in the 1970s, he noticed students seemed uninterested in history. He began developing a “feeling words curriculum” when he discovered students were more motivated to learn when they could connect personally with the emotions of the characters and situations in the textbooks.
The nomination deadline was October 31, 2023
Nominators (you) will be informed of the award status by January 31, 2024
Marvin Maurer Award recipients will receive a complementary ticket to and be featured at the 2024 RULER Implementation Conference in New Haven, CT