passion

When I first describe our #HavPassion research project to students, I get this quizzical look. "I can research anything? Really?" Really! For the last eight weeks, my tenth grade students have delved into the origins of the word passion, explored what it means to have grit and persevere through initial stumbles and failures, and ultimately share their passion with readers and audiences outside...
How can educators—in school and out—support youth to pursue and document the ideas that matter to them, while simultaneously helping them to use a critical lens? Below is an interactive version of the webinar (thanks to Vialogues), which allows you to add your own comments to the conversation. Feel free to jump in here and/or browse the various related resources below. Note: Play the video in the...
In July 2013, the National Writing Project hosted a series of webinars and twitter chats at Connected Learning TV called Writers at Work. In that series, we tapped into a variety of ways that Connected Learning principles provide a powerful framework for innovating practice in and across a range of learning environments and are being explored and embodied in schools, after-school programs, and...
Humanity is essentially based on the principle of diversity. We are hugely different in our talents, our passions, our interests, our motivations, and our aspirations. The irony is, our education systems are predicated on compliance and conformity, not on creativity and diversity. I believe there are opportunities now, with new technologies as well--not only, but including new technologies-- to...
I’ve had about four hours so far to wrap my head around the buzz about Connected Learning. That’s how long it’s been since the Teachers Teaching Teachers webcast I attended this evening. (I’ll add a link to the archived show when it’s available.) I’ll admit that I came to the discussion with some misconceptions. Perhaps the most incorrect misstep was my belief that when people talked about “...