Gallit and Denise love reading new books over the summer, and of course, “we are always keen to check out new posts about what folks have been doing with Genius Hour and what their plans for next year’s Genius Hour blocks are.” Share yours in the comments here!
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To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the #GeniusHour twitter group, author and early GH advocate Angela Maiers will moderate an hour-long live chat on Thursday, March 2 at 9 pm Eastern, joined by Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi, co-authors of the Genius Hour Guidebook.
Denise and Gallit are often asked for a succinct description of Genius Hour. There are no strict rules, but it’s helpful sometimes to be able to provide a brief definition, as you advocate for the time and support to create Genius Hour in your own classroom. Try this one!
Denise and Gallit have begun writing a monthly newsletter to share news and resources about passion-based learning and the Genius Hour community. Read the first issue, which includes insights about Genius Hour and the maker movement, and learn how to subscribe.
Teacher Hugh McDonald has put together a succinct list of 10 things he likes about The Genius Hour Guidebook. See if what he shares sound like something that might help you provide the opportunity for your students to grow as creative and passionate thinkers.
Genius Hour Guidebook authors Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi expand on their 10-minute Google Hangout video chat with more easy-to-implement ideas that will help teachers create an engaging, trouble-free Genius Hour experience for every middle grades student.
Routledge/Eye on Education’s Lauren Davis hosted a compact online chat yesterday with authors Gallit Zvi and Denise Krebs, who shared 5 Strategies for Implementing Genius Hour in Your Classroom. Check out a video of the 10-minute Google Hangout!
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.
We’re eager to spread the word about The Genius Hour Guidebook – a resource dedicated to the proposition that all students should have time set aside for passion-driven, independent learning. To encourage visitors to learn...
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.