Hmmm that sounds similar to being good at sharing tech tools and I guess it is or could be but tech tools and resources are not the only thing that I like to share.  I share my daughter’s schoolwork, my student’s schoolwork, where I do my shopping, where I had dinner, my opinions about a topic, someone else’s opinion about something, why I like/dislike something, etc.  I share via Twitter, post on Facebook or post on my blog (not as often as I should although I am determined to work on that.)  I share in line at the store, in a faculty meeting, in the classroom or in the hallway.  I don’t really have a preference as to where or with whom I share.

I am a Foursquarer.  Why?  I really don’t know because I am not conceited enough to think that anyone is really interested in where I am eating dinner or doing my shopping but … I go somewhere and I grab my phone to check in.  Generally I check in with a blurb about what is going on and a picture of someone doing something at the site.  Again, I ask why..???  I really don’t know.  I just feel that it is my duty as a Foursquarer to share what is going on around me.

Yes, I am passionate about sharing.

  • Why these are so important to you in your life?  It is important to me to share because I love to talk. Duh..
  • Do you spend as much time as you need to focusing on your passions?  I do not spend enough time blogging and I do intend to start blogging at least twice a week.  I intend to do weekly detoxing vlog/blog posts in which I talk/vent/share the events from my classroom in an effort to ‘remove toxins.’
  • Do your students/children know what your passions are?  My children know that I am passionate about sharing.  I tell them often, I show them some of the things that I share and they hear me share often.
  • Do you know what your students’/children’s passions are?  I know about the passions of some of them, not all of them.  Some of them are open to share this information but many are not.  Introductory student inventories are a way of getting this information but I think that it is more important to give them tasks and then listen to the responses.

Write down something(s) you love doing or something(s) you love learning about.

Some questions to ponder:

  • Why these are so valuable to you in your life?
  • Do you spend as much time as you need to focusing on your passions?
  • Do your students/children know what your passions are?
  • Do you know what your students’/children’s passions are?
  • How are passions and talents different? Do they need to be the same?