Watch inspiring interviews with educators from around the world and explore Mattering projects in the classroom and beyond.


Discover Nikos Theodosakis’ book The Director in the Classroom: How Filmmaking Inspires Learning and his new book – Mattering,


Join us online for the monthly Mattering hang out and brainstorming sessions as well as our Mattering on-line workshops.


Links to books, videos, research and other sites that support Mattering.

Welcome to the world of Mattering.

Around the world, passionate educators are designing learning projects that engage students through the use of relevance and purpose as the guiding criteria. These educators want their students to see how learning matters, to them and to the world.

This website celebrates those educators, shares some of their projects, and invites others to begin or expand their own journeys into the world of Mattering. We invite you to join our community, share what you know, ask what you don’t, and be part of a movement towards creating educational explorations that matter.