Passion driven learning

Further confirmation that a student’s passion will fuel his/her learning so let’s get away from a curriculum driven approach and one size fits all.

http://spacesforlearning.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/it-all-matters/

This wonderful post is from @pammoran. Here are a couple of comments that stood out to me.

“If I could gift every school with the opportunity to dream big, I would start with restoration of passion.”

“When teachers create, adopt, and adapt their work, they function similarly to artists. They share and learn from each other. Like artists, they fuel themselves with their own passion and, in doing so, create a contagion of creativity (borrowed from @irasocol) that fuels learning passion among the young people they serve. They’re not cookie-cutter teachers and they look for every opportunity to design away from cookie cutter learning work.  It’s routine for their children to ask questions, pursue interests, wonder and search, make meaning, create original responses, and amplify knowledge into deep understanding and growth as a learner. Together, educators and young people alike dream learning that’s writ large through passion, not writ small through standardization.” @pammoran

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