What kind of models do teachers provide? My wife used to become quite agitated when colleagues disputed her “out of school” engagement with technology by claiming “they had a life.” Her learning was and still is her recreation and I always thought she was such a great model. She was into a personal learning network before the acronym PLN existed.
Take a look at this post from the NYTimes – Turning to education for fun. Educators should be able to share their passion for learning. What is the last book you read? What is the learning project you are working on?
My newest interest is in solar energy. My goal is to create a system at the lake that will power my technology.