Genius Hour Chat Archive with Joy Kirr May 2020

At our May chat we talked about how to help our students get the most of Genius Hour experiences at home. Joy Kirr led us in these questions:

Q1 In your opinion, how does #geniushourathome differ from #geniushour at school?
Q2 What can we do to reduce the inequities of home life when it comes to #geniushour projects?
Q3 How have you introduced or modeled #geniushour for your students… or how would you like to introduce or model it?
Q4 You’ve encouraged wondering and had your students brainstorm. How do you guide students to generate ideas for their own #geniushour?
Q5 What can/could we do for those students who are NOT inspired and have not shown an interest in #geniushour at home?
Q6 How can we help students with resources for #geniushour? How can WE be an effective resource during #covid-19? What are some things you’ve tried or would like to try?
Q7 Please take a minute to share some home learning (#geniushour or not) successes / wins. Let’s celebrate!
Q8 Let’s take a minute to reflect – as we ask of our students: What is one thing you’re taking away from tonight’s #geniushour chat?

If any of these questions look interesting, read on to find out what we were thinking about each one.

Participants included Joy Kirr, Sheri Edwards, Faige Meller, Kathryn D. Brown, Melissa Wood-Glusac, Johnny Zvi, Howard Kiyuna, Kristina from Spinndle, Jill McLean, Tim Hebda, Matt Kuensting, and Gallit Zvi and Denise Krebs.

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May 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 with students in kindergarten through grade 8.