I don’t normally do too many meme’s. Most of them I feel perfectly happy passing on. But when Lee Kolbert tagged me with this one (called me out is more like it), I felt obligated to participate, in part due to the challenge of it. The 3 simple rules are:
- Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
- Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
- Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.
Yeah, like it’s an easy task trying to find an image that represents your passion. Something hi-tech, right? Web 2.0-ish? Something with the classroom of the future, right? Or maybe a group of teachers collaborating on some massive challenge?
In the end, I went with this.
Take away our computers, take away our whiteboards, take away our mobile devices, and unplug the power. Take away the books, take away our manipulatives, take away our art materials and take away the desks. What’s left?
Teachers and students. And I dare say every teacher I know would still feel perfectly comfortable stepping up in front of the students and getting right back to the business of learning. Regardless of where, when and who, we teach because we are passionate about preparing future generations to be as successful as they possibly can. And we’ll do it with or with technology.
SO, there’s my image. What’s yours?
Well, for my last ‘tag’ I tag all STAR Discovery Educators who are just getting started on the DEN blogs. If you’ve never posted before, you have a reason to do so now! If you’d like to see what STARs are writing about, visit our STAR Directory. Most recently updated blogs are at the top.