Meme: Passion Quilt - Don't Think, Try
HeyJude tagged me a while back with the "passion quilt meme", and while I doubt I'll ever find the 'perfect' pic that sums up my passion, I thought this one I snapped while having a glass of champagne in a Copenhagen park at last year's Reboot9 was as good as any.
I've used it along with a quote as the end slide of a few presentations recently. John Hunter was one of the Renaissance Scots who helped set out anatomy in the terms that we understand today (before he came along people still thought the human body was made up of four gases). He believed in rigourous experimentation, lots of it and by as many people as possible, setting up his own anatomy school for that purpose. Through this he discovered how the lymphatic system worked and undertook the first study of the growth of fetus to child. Yet, for all this experimentation and rigour, all this scientific breakthrough, his lasting motto is one with a far more playful timbre, one that this girl sums up as she plays in the slippy, wet grass:
"Don't think, try".
I hope that those of us working in education continue to just try as much as we can, play a little in the hope that once or twice in our careers we might just make a difference. Go on, I dare you.
I’m passing this meme on to five like-minded learners:
DK of Mediasnackers
Steve Moore - he has no blog, but I'll lend him a post here.
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.