A chapter-by-chapter discussion guide for The Genius Hour Guidebook – perfect for book chats, personal reflection, or as a resource for professional development workshops.
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Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi are often asked, “Does The Genius Hour Guidebook include ideas for teaching Genius Hour in high school?” In this post, Denise shares a variety of resources for implementing Genius Hour and 20% Time across the high school curriculum.
The “My Genius List of Things to Do & Be” is an idea-catcher that’s also helpful in keeping up when students have several projects underway. We also use it to drive some reflection, assessment and sharing. Download a blank version that you are free to reproduce.
Here’s a useful handout that can help teachers introduce students to the Genius Hour concept. It’s often the first step in convincing students that they do have interests worthy of pursuing during “their” time. Download a blank version that you can reproduce.
Many students will rely on some sort of research process for their Genius Hour project. Gallit and Denise recommend the use of Silvia Rosental Tolisano’s 21st century adaptation of the KWH organizer — the KWHLAQ Chart. Learn more and download the chart from Fickr.
Denise and Gallit have developed a Creativity Rubric that they use in Step 3 of their Genius Hour cycle with students. It’s a work in progress, but you’re welcome to use, tweak and/or share! You can download it or visit the Google doc.
Using a 21st Century version of Bloom’s Taxonomy and applying their understanding of “thick and thin” questions (sometimes called google-able and non google-able), students can deepen their thinking about good inquiry-driven Genius Hour projects.
Here are the easy-to-click links listed in the Notes section at the end of each chapter of The Genius Hour Guidebook: Fostering Passion, Wonder, and Inquiry in the Classroom. They lead to lots of resources!