Passion Quilt Meme

Thank you Helene for tagging me for the Passion Quilt Meme.

Passion Quilt Meme
Photo courtesy of Seema KK

My message to learners young and old, get your feet wet!

But don’t stop there. Get soaking wet! Splash in the puddles! Play as if no one were watching!

Since having children I have come to realize that to play is really to learn. Playing is learning in disguise. Have you ever seen a child try to play in a sandbox and not get dirty? It can’t be done. My son hates the feeling of sand on his feet and he will timidly approach the sandbox, carefully straddling the sides so he won’t get sand between his toes. But as he begins to play and explore and make-believe he slowly forgets about the rough sand touching his toes. After a few minutes he’s covered head to toe in sand without a care in the world and lost in his imagination. This is play. This is learning. It’s dirty, messy, and awfully good fun!

Tagging:

What are you passionate about for learners both young and old to learn?

Meme: Passion Quilt

The rules are simple.

  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.

p.s. origin of the passion quilt meme here

p.p.s. origin of the meme in the biblioblogosphere here

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.

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