Both Suzanne and Pat bonked me with this one, so now I feel doubly guilty for having neglected it for over a month (sorry, Suzanne). At any rate, here are the rules, blatantly plagiarized from Pat’s post:
Passion Quilt Meme Rules:
1. Think about what you are passionate about teaching your students.
2. 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.
3. Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
4. Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.
Here we go:
I was perseverating over a few photos, but I ended up with this one for a few reasons:
- High school can be an isolating time – I do what I can to help students feel that they are part of a caring, supportive group of people when they’re in our class, and encourage them to be each other’s academic and personal support systems.
- There’s a lot of personal connecting going on in this picture. While I’m not always successful, I always strive to make the material meaningful and relevant to my students so they can engage it on familiar turf.
- I know this wasn’t great, but my feet hurt and I’m tired, so I’m going to bed now.
Who to tag, who to tag… howzabout:
Please do a better job than I did (shouldn’t be too difficult).
(PS: Extra credit if you get the title)
Dammit. In my fatigued state, I forgot to add that another reason I chose the picture was because I try to model for my male students that it’s OK for men to be affectionate and emotionally… available, for lack of a better word.
This is by far the cutest post I’ve read in ages. Where do I get these things? HA!
Hi Damian, the picture is worth the wait! Are those salt shakers? Nice photo. I think you might like this YouTube called “Free Hugs.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr3x_RRJdd4
P.S. I never thought you’d get to this meme at all since you are busy with Little Miss Squishyhead. 😉 So no worries about taking so long.
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