Tuesday 7 June 2016

Quest 4.2 First Step

Click here to learn more about my Epic Win and my plan to get there.....

First Step towards epic win

    • What is the progression or the steps it will take to accomplish your Epic Win?
  • Write interview questions
  • Interview Charlotte
  • Find key messages in the interview
  • post it on youtube and get feedback (see if people like it)
  • Create something magical that will share our message and change the world
  • Victory Party!

    • What is the first step you will take and when will you do it?
  • Write interview questions- tonight!

    • What support and resources do you need to take this first step?
  • google docs for planning
  • my brainstorm buddy (mom)

    • How will you know you have succeeded at your first step?
  • I will have some good, awesome questions.

    • What’s next? Outline your plan and a timeline
  • In July- interview Charlotte, post it, work on how we are going to share it.
  • Aim to get 1000 views on Youtube by end of summer!
  • August - Victory Party

Quest 3.6 Declaring my Epic Win - My Friend Charlotte

Charlotte Gough is one of my greatest friends of all time.  She has Autism.  In my opinion, I think having Autism is like being Gifted.  Charlotte has taught me many things and it has made me realize that people with Autism have this amazing way of looking at the world and I think that if we open our minds more to people with Autism and see it less as something that holds people back and more as something that could help move us all forward, we would change the world.

From day one I knew there was something different about Charlotte.  She didn't seem to have any friends.  She was playing by herself so I decided to walk over to her and see what was up.  We became fast friends and have been ever since.  I found out later that Charlotte had never really made friends like that and I found that sad because she is such an amazing person.

That was grade 1 and since that time, I have met other friends like Charlotte and I have noticed that I am often the person who is able to connect with them.  This is why I want my EPIC WIN to be about supporting people who don't get as much support or connection with our world as I do or as some, more advantaged kids do.

My first step is going to be an interview with Charlotte and we are going to talk about why she chose me as a friend and why people with autism are amazing.  Then I hope that Charlotte and I will create something special to share our message with the world.  I don't know more than that yet- so please stay tuned and comment below to add to my idea!

In the meantime... here is a special video that really touched my heart... Charlotte Gough everyone....

Charlotte on Parliament Hill

Quest 3.5 I've Got What It Takes - A motivational speech to myself!

Sunday 15 May 2016

Quest 3.4 Showcase Another SuperHero Learner

Hi Everyone!
Today our quest was to explain our own definition of what success looks like, and share with you someone who inspires me.

My inspiration is Chris Ulmer  

Chris is a teacher. But...... he teaches a little differently from most teachers. You see Chris has special students who are often misunderstood by everybody else and can sometimes have trouble interacting with the world. Chris will change that! The way he does this is to compliment his students each and every morning when they arrive at their school. 

This story is very important to me because the way that he treats his students just touches my heart! I can learn a lot from Chris because I want to learn how to reach people in the way he seems to be able to and I am hoping to become an educator as well.

Here here is link to some videos and information about him. 

Special Books by Special kids

please leave a comment below to tell me what you think about his videos!



Quest 3.3 Things that Matter

In this quest I am going to tell you what matters most to me.

As you know what matters most to me is helping people who might need a friend as I said in my vision statement. Here are some other things that matter to me...... 

My family matter most to me.

I love arts and crafts, music, fitness, friends, reading, writing, lazy days, cottage life, exploring, hiking, biking, swimming, cooking, so many things to be passionate about in this lifetime.

Last night, a very special night, my grandad and I performed a song together at our Church talent showcase.  The song we performed is called Hold Back the River.  I hope you like it! Comment below!

Tuesday 10 May 2016

Quest 2.6 Epic Win Brainstorm

Quest 2.5 A Letter to my Allies

Dear Allies,

I am writing to you because I have selected you to be one of my allies  (supporters) to help me on this course I am taking. It is called “ The Passionate Learner Experiment.”  In this course, our mission is to change the world in 24 hours.
I chose you to be one of my allies because you have been helpful to me in the past and I thought this would be a good place for you to help me again.

Right now I am still in the middle of trying to figure out what my passion project will be.  I am thinking of helping kids with different abilities.  I hope to change the world by helping them, supporting them  and making them feel equal to everyone else.  Being a friend to them.  But I haven’t exactly figured out the details of how I am going to do that yet… so that is what you can start to help me with.

Here are some ways that I hope you will help me on this journey…….

  • Visit my blog and give me feedback by commenting below each post or by email if you don’t like to comment right in the blog.
  • Send pictures or links for ideas to put up on my blog or to help me with my mission and passion project.
  • Talk with me about my ideas and help me figure out ways to put them into action to actually change the world.
  • Facetime me so that we can discuss stuff.
  • Choose a super ally name and share it with me.

And any other way you can think of to get involved, I would love to hear it!

Love you all

Gracie Triple M Master of Rhyme