After teaching grades 7 and 8 for seven years, it was a challenge for me to go down to Kindergarten. The first few months, the way was treacherous. Now looking back, after eight months or so, I can say overall it has been a delight, and I know it was a gift I didn’t even… Read more Finding My Way in Kindergarten Genius Hour
Gallit, Hugh, Joy and I were excited to talk about our passion in this “Genius Hour Manifesto” post at Education is My Life (@edismylife). I wanted to add a link here, so you’d be sure to see it. Thank you for reading my blog!
The story of our latest genius hour adventures, in honor of #etmooc storytelling week. Video on SchoolTube.
The learners in my class of 2017 are geniuses. For over a year now, these students have had a chance to shape the agenda of their learning, at least part of the time. Because of genius hour, my students are learning to care again about learning. They choose what they will learn based on what… Read more A Year of Genius Hour – What Have I Learned?
I’m starting to get what Sir Ken Robinson in The Element is talking about regarding intelligence and creativity. But it’s not easy! People are intelligent in many different ways — not just verbal and mathematical reasoning, which are the prime targets in “intelligence” measurements (and peoples’ opinions about what constitutes intelligence). I liked Robinson’s explanation… Read more I’m Getting It!