Blogger’s Liebster Award

Smiles about today:

I opened WordPress to a comment, “Hello there! I nominated you …” from a #zerotohero blogging friend at Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer.

Liebster Award is blogging meme award whereby bloggers support those blogs with fewer than two hundred followers and nominate them for the “Liebster [love — in this case, blogging] Award.” It’s a chance to get to know the person behind the blog, and to support their blogging paths. Thank you, friend, for your support. I also learned how to add an image to a quote format blog post!

Here are the rules:

liebster-blog-award-21. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Questions for Me:

1 What motivates you most in life? Is it your family, your friends, your own will, the weather – I look forward to your answer!

I am motivated to be the best at what I do as a model for my family, my students, as a person on the earth. I believe I am a drop creating ripples that affect others, so I take care that I do no harm, and yet I also stand up for the rights of others to be the best they can be. Since most of my adult life has been based in the education world, I am motivated by the act of creating that which will help my students better understand how to think through their work and life critically and creatively — with their needs and interests in mind. I am motivated by my circle of educator friends [PLN] on Twitter and Google Plus to plan and create a better classroom, each within our own situations, hoping for a better, more humane and personalized learning environment for today’s and tomorrow’s learners of all ages.

I am motivated by my grandchildren, whose genius is reflected in the openness in which they are allowed to create and learn through the passions that inspire them. Our families strive to provide an open and caring path for them to follow. As a parent, I was motivated to create that climate for my children, in hopes they would do the same for their children.

2 What’s the next big thing that you know is going to happen in your life? How are you approaching it?

The next big thing in my life is that my son who has been in Australia is coming home. As a child, one of the books we read together was Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in which the main character’s troubles cause him to say, “I think I’ll move to Australia.”

He’s been dreaming and traveling quite a while, so we’re excited to have him home again and are preparing by having a Wonderful, Marvelous, So Good, Very Happy Day!

3 Home or abroad? Why?

Home. I’m a hobbit; the occasional adventure is fine, but I can tour the world and connect with people all over the world right from this computer through Google Hangouts and Skype. Our granddaughter took us through a tour of Belgium and France this summer, and that was fun enough for me!

I like being the home base!

4 What do you fear the most? Why do you fear it?

I fear losing a family member too soon. My husband and I lost our parents early, and we treasure the time we have with our children and grandchildren. I think that is a parent’s greatest fear, losing a child.

5 What’s the memory you cherish the most? Why?

Giggley At The Beach

When I close my eyes as I sit at home in the house or on the swing in the backyard, I hear laughter and singing, imagination and creating through chatter and banter. As I listen, I imagine the adults and children who have enjoyed life here in our home, or on the beach, our favorite gathering place. It is the proof we have brought joy into the world.

6 Do you like where you live? What are the best/worst things about it?

Yes, I love where I live.

Best: Friendly people of mixed cultures willing to help at any time a neighbor needs it. Beautiful scenery of prairie, meadow, woods, desert, beach, fields.

Worst: Way too cold in the winter, and way too hot in the summer.

7 Do you learn best through doing, listening or seeing? Why do you think that is?

I learn best by seeing things, watching how things are done or reading/viewing about it, and then doing it. Why? That’s is how we learn — observe and try.

8 Who is the most important person in your life? What makes them so special?

The most important person in my life is Scott. My husband. My support in learning and in living. My wise man who reads voraciously, loves compassionately, thinks deeply, and lives peacefully.

9 What’s your idea of a great night?

A great night is a house full of family playing games and munching on our favorite delights. Twice a year we all get together, and this is the “great nights” I love.

10 How would you describe yourself in ten words?

Ten words:  Sheri, a thoughtful, patient, focused, inquisitive, creative, accepting, diligent hobbit.

Ten Bloggers [ -1 ]

Most of what I write about is education, but in #zerotohero I find the rest of the world. If you are an educator following my blog, you may want to check out these blogs — they represent the wider world of wonder in food, writing, photography, art — all bloggers away from the teaching world of school, and an opportunity to think about this in terms of our classrooms: what do our students really find interesting or problematic or worthy of sharing? Because, here you find the world:

So I nominate ten bloggers found through the  #zerotohero challenge:

Made by Steven, a food blog with deliciously unique and cultural delights

An Unexpected Journey, who says she doesn’t know what to do with her life, but writing needs to be part of it!

Rob’s Surf Report, an author and poet who may be too busy to participate

 

Loquacite, an author sharing her stories — her second nomination so, Airlia, just combine your nominations into one post!

Khana’s Web, photographer’s delight — inspiring photos and mixed media to brighten your day

Wanderings by the Wyre, another author and poet to whet your creative mind

Sonya Lira Photography, who lovingly captures nature, especially birds, butterflies, etc. to your delight

61 Musings, is hitchhiking through the universe and sharing a little bit of everything, at age 61.

Questions for Nominees

I realize how busy we all are — many of us have other work and blogging is a hobby, so these questions are thoughtful enough to tell us about you, but short enough you may finish quickly [ or not, if you’ve got the time ].  Thank you in advance to all who choose to participate; if you’ve been nominated more than once, just pick and choose your questions from your nominators and answer away, linking to both.

  1. City or Country? and Why?
  2. Inside or Outside? and Why?
  3. Mac, PC, or ? and Why?
  4. Home or Abroad? and Why?
  5. Cat or Dog? and Why?
  6. Winter or Summer and Why?
  7. An item on your “Bucket List,” explained
  8. A Cherished Memory
  9. A Song that moves you – and Why?
  10. You: in a six word sentence

The above are my ten questions for my ten  #zerotohero – connected bloggers. I hope you enjoy answering them, and please link back to this post as well so that I can find all the posts! The last thing I need to say is another huge thank you to  Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer for nominating me for the award in the first place, and whose nominating blog can be found here.

Remember, the rules are:

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

10 thoughts on “Blogger’s Liebster Award

  1. Congrats on your Liebster, Sheri, and thanks for the nomination! I am quite busy, but I think I’m going to do it anyway – but in a different way. Watch out for the pingbacks as I post the answers to the questions you have posed. 🙂

  2. Pingback: I’m a little bit . . . something? [Sheri #1] | Rob's Surf Report

  3. Wonderful answers Sheri, I really loved your answer to question 1, especially the comment about creating ripples that affect others, I really feel this to be so true. It sounds like you have given your children & grandchildren a wonderful heritage. I will post my answers as soon as I can, probably by the weekend 🙂

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  5. Pingback: Nomination number two!! | LOQUACITÉ

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