I felt honoured to be tagged by Anne Mirtschin for inclusion in the Passion Quilt initiated by Miguel Gulhin where teachers are invited to share their passion for teaching symbolised by a picture and a synopsis of their passion. I have always had a passion for instilling a love of learning in students and since my induction into Web 2.0 tools I have been hooked on the potential that they offer for learning. The enthusiasm that I experience via my online network is infectious and motivating. It inspires my passion to share this knowledge with today’s learners.
The picture (by Rayparnava) shows the guiding hands of the teacher along with the student. When the student becomes confident and has mastered the steps, she will no longer need those guiding hands. This encapsulates my passion for guiding and nurturing learners, to become their own masters of new skills and knowledge. To give them the tools to be confident in this information age. Confident that whatever they turn their hand to, there will always be a guiding hand to support them on their way (and how to access that support!). It also depicts my experience with my professional network – there is always a guiding hand.
The rules for the Passion Quilt are:
- Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
- Post a picture from a source like Flickr 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.