Genius Hour Chat Archive – 6 Steps for Genius Hour Done Virtually

Tonight Gallit (@Gallit_Z) and Denise (@mrsdkrebs) led the #geniushour chat. The topic was how to do the steps of genius hour at home with students instead of in the classroom.

At this time of sheltering at home and virtual Covid-19 learning and teaching for millions around the world, these questions engaged us. Here are the people who participated, our experts tonight: Hugh McDonald, Tanner Slagle, Howard Kiyuna, Andi McNair, Faige Meller, Dave, Melissa Saphos, Paul Solarz, Melissa Smith, Jacob Moree, Kathryn, and your hosts Denise and Gallit.

Scroll down for the questions we discussed, the archive with our answers, as well as free resources from The Genius Hour Guidebook, second edition.










Here is the full sketchnote that Valentina Gonzalez (@ValentinaESL) created for The Genius Hour Guidebook, second edition.

More book resources shared tonight:

The second edition of The Genius Hour Guidebook is now available. The best price can be found at the publisher: Here is the link to buy it from Routledge.

Next month join the #geniushour Twitter chat on May 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

And finally…


Our TweetDeck Collection archive
for the April 2020 #geniushour chat:
April 2020 Genius Hour Chat Archive

Denise Krebs

Denise Krebs (@mrsdkrebs) is a connected educator, leader, and learner with 25 years’ experience in private and public schools and recreation centers in California, Iowa, Michigan, Arizona, and Bahrain. Denise was teaching junior high when she dove into Genius Hour. Her smart and intrepid junior high students and the #geniushour community helped her find her way. Currently, Denise teaches grade 5 English language learners in Bahrain. She also serves as elementary English subjects coordinator. She has had the joy of seeing genius hour work in kindergarten to grade 8.

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  1. April 28, 2020

    […] our last Genius Hour chat on Twitter, where the topic was genius hour done virtually, Andi McNair reminded all of us about using […]

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