Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Meme: Passion Quilt

I was recently tagged by Liz Davis, Cindy Seibel, Susan Carter Morgan to participate in the passion quilt meme. I've never done one of these, but I enjoyed seeing their photos and reading their passion quilt reflections so I figured what the heck.

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they start a winning game." I'm not actually certain who said this, but I've long been a fan of this quote. I'm passionate about trying new things, thinking outside of the box, and "daring ideas." I always have had this type of passion and I hope I always will. I hope in some small way that I pass this passion along to the students that I have the good fortune of working with.

I hereby tag the following for the Passion Quilt Meme:
Lorna Costantini
Patrick Woessner
Jess McCulloch
Scott Meech
Dennis Richards

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.

**Photo courtesy of Lorrie McClanahan on flickr (Creative Commons, non-commerical)


  1. Thanks, Matt ~

  2. Matt-

    I just clicked to follow you on Twitter. I stumbled on your school's work with web 2.0 technologies (not sure how exactly, but Sheryl Nussbaum Beach said something to me recently about a day she and David Jakes spent with your school).

    I am working at The Lovett School, another JRPO school like USM, here in Atlanta. I'm consulting and contracting work to help them build 21st century learning environments--visioning the classrooms, tools, etc. I'm spending the rest of this year and next focused on the middle school (grades 6-8) as they prepare for 1:1 laptops in 2009-10.

    Would love to connect and see where we might plan some collaborative opportunities for our students and faculty. It appears we're moving in similar directions.

    To take a look at what we're doing, please feel free to check out my Middle School Resource Network blog--our resource wiki and lots of classrooms/projects link from here:

    Also, my personal/professional blog is here:

    Hope to connect.

    Laura Deisley
    Twitter: Deacs84
    Skype: laurawd

    Would love to