Meme: Passion Quilt

I’ve been tagged by Sylvia for the Passion Quilt Meme.  I’ve decided to pull from my personal collection for this photo meme.  The photo above is of our daughter after helping me to find a geocache almost 3 years ago.

Often times when we go geocaching we don’t find a cache because we see something more interesting.  Be it animal tracks, a scurrying animal or a odd looking tree formation, a learning opportunity presents itself.  When she inquires about the discovery, why would I squander that with an agenda to find a box of trinkets? 

Far too often I hear students say that they there is nothing to do, that they are bored.  They’ll sit and do nothing, but stare at the flashing of a computer screen, television or their video games. Hogwash.  (Note: While I advocate for each of these in educational and entertainment value, however, we must remember moderation is key.) 

So my passion is about active learning, learning by doing.  Learning by doing things, not just spewing what they know.  When we are out and about, we open opportunities for play and discovery resulting in learning.

Directions: Find or create an image that captures what you are most passionate for kids to learn about.

  • Post a picture from a source like Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn…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.

I’m tagging these folks from my regional network:

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8 Random Facts

I was tagged by Sue Waters in Australia for this one… not normally a meme kinda guy, but thought it was good to let you in on my world a little bit… enjoy. And please, don’t think less of me. 🙂

First, the Rules:

1. Post these rules before you give your facts
2. List 8 random facts about yourself
3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them
4. Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they’ve been tagged

My Random Facts

  1. I’ve been gray since Mr. Buttermore’s 9th grade Spanish class when Karen W. pulled the first one out… down hill ever since.
  2. I used to teach physical education… strange jump to instructional technology… ask me about it sometime.
  3. When I walked into the Bull & Finch (a.k.a. Cheers) in Boston, somebody new my name (a proud moment)
  4. Like Dean, I can insert lines from Tommy Boy, Fletch, and Caddie Shack in just about any situation.
  5. I sleep, according to Google, 678.70 feet (121.56 Smoots) from where I slept growing up.
  6. Unlike a lot of husbands, I admit that my wife is smarter than me.
  7. I’m a Rush fan (Neil Peart rulez!)
  8. All my siblings (1 brother, 2 sisters) have the initials KMS I’m left out with BCS, yet younger sister is the only one in the family to have red hair.

Who I tag
I am tagging Tony, Karen, Chris, oh, I can’t think of anyone else at this point… baseball is on!