Saturday, November 13, 2010


Last week I posted about passion and passionate educators after reading Silvia Tolisano tweets on passion and watching her video titled Passion in Education …make a difference! Little did I know that passion was now a huge buzz subject on my PLN? I guess I’ve been more focused on activities at school than I realized. Angela Maiers has been featuring guest bloggers on the topic Passion Driven Conversations. I invite you to visit her page and check out the list of guest bloggers like Larry Frelazzo and George Couros. You will find some great reading.
My PLN has many individuals that would qualify as passionate educators. In putting together my list of passionate educators last week, I know I could not include everyone that qualified. I listed the names of those that first came to mind. In doing so, I left off one outstanding educator in Melbourne, Australia - Jenny Luca. I really enjoy her School’s out Friday postings. She also posts on Learning happens. If you read this week’s post of Learning happens, you will see a passionate educator in action. Jenny participated in a ‘camp’ program called Creative Communication. She was working with 21 very special girls who have all made an effort to extend their thinking and contemplate how we communicate in today’s world. One outcome of the time with Jenny was an online publication called passionfruit. Here you will see the efforts of some passionate students.

What do you think of the new online publication passionfruit?


  1. Thanks for sharing this post Rich! I hadn't heard of Jenny Luca. I've just checked out her blog and it's a must read!
    Passionfruit is an amazing publication! I loved the fact that it was written by passionate students. Passionate teachers lead to passionate students... I strongly believe that.
    I wanted to tell you that I got my copy of "The Edutainer" thanks to your recommendation! I'm really enjoying the book!
    Thanks again for encouraging the love for learning in each of your posts!

  2. Thanks for the kind words Gret. I must agree with you passionate teachers=passionate students! Great practical advise in The Edutainer - enjoy

  3. Hi,
    I am one of Jenny Luca's students that created that Passionfruit publication. I hope you liked it! I had a lot of fun and learned heaps about communication on the camp.

  4. Thank you so much for the kind words Rich. I am so excited to see that Maddi has been here already and left a comment. It's so gratifying to see her reaching out and getting involved to extend the conversation. It's this kind of learning that makes me passionate about what I do. : )

  5. Maddie,
    The passionfruit publication was terrific! I encourage the group to continue this work.
    This is learning at its best. I can see you were an inspiration to the group of camp girls. May their passion for learning produce other fruits.