Saturday, March 15, 2008

Meme: Passion Quilt

Fellow edublogger Ms. Ward tagged me with this meme (like Ms. Ward, this was my first too). The meme's task was to "find or design a graphic that depicts the one idea you hope your students leave your classroom with."

I chose the above image of Bruce Lee. While I certainly agree with the quote from the picture, my favorite Bruce Lee quote is "no way as way, no limitation as limitation." Check out this unedited "lost interview"of Bruce Lee from 1971, where he speaks about his life and martial arts philosophy.

"No way as way, no limitation as limitation" relates directly to the way I view writing instruction. Each of us has our own way of conceptualizing ideas and transmitting them to the written word. I think the more in-touch we become with the way we think and organize and access ideas, the closer we become to closing the gap between thought and expression. As Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed once said, "between thought and expression, there lies a lifetime."

At the beginning of the year, I tell my students one of our goals will be to narrow that gap, and that our methods will be largely subjective.


In an effort to keep this meme going, I am going to "tag" five other bloggers I enjoy reading:

1) Bruce Schauble at Throughlines
2) Mr. McNamar at The Daily Grind
3) Seth at Teacher in Disguise
4) Brad at The Lamppost Blog
5) Dana Huff at

  • Post a picture or create your own image that captures what YOU are most passionate for students to learn about

  • Give your picture a short title

  • Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt”

  • Link back to this blog entry

  • Include links to 5 people in your professional learning network

    Dr Pezz said...

    I love your choice for this! I'd never seen that interview before with Bruce Lee either. Thanks!

    Jim Walker said...

    I have been aware of meme's for a few months and your post has given me ideas about posting one myself. Thanks

    Ms. Ward said...

    Very cool quotation and image. I hadn't seen that interview before, so thanks for the connection.

    Keep it up!

    saintseester said...

    Mrs. Chili pointed me to your site. I am building a quilt from these quilt blocks here: and linking back to your site.

    Kevin said...

    That quote is a call for action, and not just wondering. It reminds me that our students should be engaged in action and not just rote work. The Web 2.0 World provides some avenues for action at least.
    Don't be passive -- be persuasive!

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