10 Reasons to Read the Genius Hour Guidebook

A recent review of The Genius Hour Guidebook, by Gallit’s Canadian teacher colleague Hugh McDonald, offers “10 Reasons You Need to Read the Genius Hour Guidebook.”

We’ll offer an 11th reason: Throughout our book, we share Hugh’s passion for and insights about Genius Hour!

Hugh is an experienced middle grades teacher who was one of the early adopters of the Genius Hour concept. We’ve been orbiting around the same Genius Hour star for some years now! Here’s his bio:

HughGrade 7 teacher, learner, collaborator, explorer, & coach. President of Surrey Elementary Athletic Society. Bachelor of Education from University of British Columbia & M.ED in Education Leadership from Simon Fraser University. I work with great people and inspiring students in a wonderful district. I am husband to a talented, funny, and beautiful woman and father to 2 young, humorous, amazing, and curious kids. Life is busy and wonderful!

At his blog It’s a Great Day for Learning, Hugh has put together a succinct list of the things he likes about the book. See if his 10 highlights sound like something that might help you provide a wonderful opportunity for your students to grow as creative and critical thinkers – becoming makers of amazing products and (best of all) passionate lifelong learners.

Genius Hour Guide

The Genius Hour Guidebook: Passion, Wonder and Inquiry in the Classroom is co-authored by Denise Krebs & Gallit Zvi and published by Routledge Eye on Education, in partnership with MiddleWeb.com. Learn more about the book.