In my last week of CEP 812, we were asked two key questions. First, how do we use technologies in ways that demonstrate our passion and curiosity? Second, how do we use technologies to inspire passion and curiosity in our students? After reading Thomas L. Friedman’s article It’s P.Q. and C.Q. as Much as I.Q., I was enlightened by how much our P.Q. and C.Q. can drive us to do great things. Thomas Friedman (2013) says, “It will be those with more P.Q. and C.Q. to leverage all the new digital tools to not just find a job, but to invent one or reinvent one, and to not just learn but to relearn for a lifetime.” In this quote, “P.Q.” refers to the passion quotient, and “C.Q.” refers to the curiosity quotient.
With this in mind, we were asked this week to reflect upon our own teaching and how we use certain technologies to demonstrate our passion and curiosity and inspire passion and curiosity in our students. Using PowToon, I created an animated video depicting how I strive to use my own passion and curiosity toward education to inspire students to become motivated and enthusiastic about what they are learning. You can view my video here: Jake Jewett: Passionate & Curious Teacher!
Friedman, T.L. (2013). It’s P.Q. and C.Q. as Much as I.Q. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/opinion/friedman-its-pq-and-cq-as-much-as-iq.html?_r=0.