We began by asking everyone about the preparations they make each year before they invite their students into Genius Hour. Then we talked about:
- how to get support from administration
- how to brainstorm potential GH project ideas with your class
- the most important tips for teachers just starting Genius Hour
You’ll find some terrific ideas in our article – be sure to check it out at the MiddleWeb site. You’ll also discover (if you haven’t already) that there’s a large support group of Genius Hour teachers out there to answers questions and offer encouragement.
There’s no one way to do Genius Hour (and you may even decide to call it something else). But as teachers we know that experience counts. Why not tap into it?!
TIP ► You can participate in the #geniushour chat on Twitter the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern. All you need is a Twitter account. Want to slow down the pace? Try a tool like Tweetchat. Need more help with Twitter basics? See this educator-friendly guide.