Sunday, 24 April 2016

Just a thought..... Comparisons Between Parents Thoughts And Students Thoughts on Various topics!

Hi Again, Triple M Master Of Rhymes Reporting to you!

Today I spent a bit of time reflecting on an activity we did the first night the Passionate Learners got into action and I thought I would say a few things about it.

Here is the link to our brainstorm....

Superhero Learners and Parental Allies think about learners.

And here are some of my thoughts....

-Both student and parent thought that a learner should have a positive attitude     (...well students said smile and parents said enthusiastic)

-Both thought a passionate person makes work fun.

-Both thought a passionate person is enthusiastic about helping others.

-Both thought that someone who changes the world is loyal.

-Both thought a superhero is someone who will always be there when you need some help! :) 

-Both thought that a high school graduate is ready to change the world .

What comparisons did you notice? Can you relate to something that happens in your life? 
Let me know in comments!           

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Quest 2.4 Vision Statements

Hello, Triple M Master Of Rhyme checking in again!
Today our quest was to create a Vision Statement. Whats your vision statement? Comment and let me know at the bottom.

 Here is mine:

Vision Statement
I am Gracie. I lend a hand to people who need a friend. I do it for those in need. They want me to be by their side no matter what. They believe in themselves, and they can know that they have someone to rely on.

Here is something that a good friend sent to me. I hope I will make a big impact/change (positive) on many lives.


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Quest 1.3 Passionate Learner

Hello again! In this blog post I am going to share with you what a Passionate Learner looks like. I hope you enjoy!

The Passionate Learner

  • How do you learn best
    • When I am one on one or with a small group
    • What the teacher is teaching  is engaging   

  • What is your learning style?
    • Creative teaching
    • I have to see what the teacher is teaching  
  • What kind of learning or teaching does not work for you?
    • When the teacher is explaining something only verbally
    • In the box thinker   

  • How do you learn when the circumstances do not match your learning style?
    • I ask my parents for some help once I get home or I ask the teacher for some help to give me a another explanation

  • Who and what helps you learn?
    • My Mom and my dad and sometimes my teacher and Shauna help me learn
    • Usually technology  helps me learn

  • What would you tell your younger self to help them learn better?
    • I would tell my younger self to be confident in herself

  • What do you hope you’ll be able to learn in the future?
    • What I would hope to learn is to try your hardest no matter what
  • What tools do you need to learn?
    • What tools I would need to learn with are Chromebooks and pictures

  • What skills or experience do you need to develop to make yourself a better learner?
    • To believe in myself and to stay positive
    • To always look for evidence   

  • How do you demonstrate digital literacy?
    • I use google a lot and google docs
    • I like to go on ixl
    • I text and email

  • How do you demonstrate passion?
    • I show my passion by doing my community clean up each year
    • I get active
    • I read books and watch tv shows
    • I go to the art gallery and go to the museum
    • I spend time outside
    • Share ideas  with friends
  • What are you passionate about?
    • Reaching out to people who might need a friend
    • Nature
    • Running and soccer
    • writing and rhyming (of course!)

  • How often do you get to learn about the things you are passionate about?
    • Every middle block when we are doing communication my teacher gives interesting information and I get to write.

  • If you could build a classroom or school that works perfectly for you, what would it look like?
    • It would not be organized by grade, it would be organized by interests
    • Tech rich and friendly
    • Visual learning
    • Blue sky thinkers
    • Imagineers
    • Icons of Walt Disney
    • fun!
    • Shauna Pollock would be the Principal!

Quest 1.2 Super Hero Triple M Master of Rhyme


In this blog post I would like to introduce myself and my strengths..... in song!
My name is Gracie but when I am at my desk, working on my Passionate Learner Projects, I am Superhero Learner, Mega Metal Mouth (on account of my braces) Master of Rhyme (on account of my master rhyming abilities!)

Everyone knows the song Happy by Pharrell Williams.....

Well.... here's my version of it, introducing my signature strengths and my one Kryptonite (weakness!)

Song rewrite -Happy

It might seem crazy what I'm about to say
I’m gonna talk about all my strengths
I am good at many many many things
But there’s one, one thing I’d like to change
Because I'm Kind
Clap along if you feel the kindness in the room
Because I'm Loving
Clap along if you feel like love means something to you
Because I have forgiveness
Clap along if you want to forgive me too
Because I'm fair
Clap along if you know that fairness is the thing to do
Here come bad news talking this and that
Yeah, I got a thing that I’m working at
Yeah, well I should probably warn you I'll be just fine
Yeah, Cause self - regulation will soon be mine
Because I'm Kind
Clap along if you feel the kindness in the room
Because I'm Loving
Clap along if you feel like love means something to you
Because I have forgiveness
Clap along if you want to forgive me too
Because I'm fair
Clap along if you know that fairness is the thing to do

Oh ya… and I am socially intelligent too!

Quest 1.1 What Is The Perfect Teacher?

I am a part of the passionate learner experiment which is a course I am taking. If you want to learn more about it Click Here. The first quest of our first mission, was to find out what our perfect teacher was and we had to answer these questions:

  • What do you need from a teacher?
  • What do you want from a teacher?
  • What do you need a teacher to know about you and the way you learn?
  • Shauna has offered to be an ally, collaborative curator, lead learner and guide - are there other things you need her to be?
  • What are things you have loved about past teachers?
  • What are things you wish you could change about past teachers?

This is where we could get creative. We could answer these questions in many different ways. We could do them in a video and post it on youtube or a song or poem we could even do a quote.

I choose to do a a video/ poem with my dad.

Have a look and tell me how you like it!