This happened recently. The release date came and passed without anyone on the production staff or us knowing or paying attention. (Our insidious and disruptive enemy gets the blame.) Read Chapter 1 in the Kindle preview.
We did something fun and educational for the last week of school. We took the last two periods of each day to have #geniushour, #arsgeniushour, to be exact. We were trying to improve attendance, as our department seems to be the only scholars left standing that last week of school. Their younger siblings had finished… Read more Genius Hour with Grades 3-5
Just follow the hashtag #geniushour on Twitter on Thursday, 2 March, 6 pm Pacific and 9 pm Eastern. Gallit Zvi and I have enjoyed learning and sharing about Genius Hour for over five years now. When I first heard Angela Maiers mention in a tweet about a genius hour for teachers and students, I wanted… Read more #Geniushour Chat 5-Year Anniversary
Today, we did Genius Hour at school. There were no children here. It was a teacher’s professional development day. Teachers did Genius Hour. Our principal, Mr. Josh Perkins, introduced Genius Hour, a concept that was new to most people. He said it was “a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages… Read more Genius Hour PD
Quick Q: @hughtheteacher , @mrsdkrebs : How much did student engagement (or lack of it) play in to your decision to do #geniushour ? — Dave Quinn (@EduQuinn) February 17, 2016 I started to answer in a tweet, but I soon realized it was going to take more words than fit. So here goes, Dave.… Read more Question from @EduQuinn