Genius Hour Chat Archive with Ryan McGinnis August 2020

Today’s chat was led by Ryan McGinnis, from Pennsylvania. He is a Tech Integrator with @CABOCESit.

Ryan asked some interesting questions that were discussed by Sheri Edwards, Jill McLean, Kara at ContextEDU, Andi McNair, Gallit Zvi, and Denise Krebs. The archive tweets follow after the questions, so you can read and see the answers from our discussion.

Q1 What is the main reason you have implemented #GeniusHour in your classroom?
Q2. How do you foster excitement for #GeniusHour in your classroom with your students?
Q3  How do you help students who struggle to come up with a project topic? #geniushour
Q4  Creating a culture of Inquiry can take some time…how do you model this for students in your class? #geniushour
Q5  How do you best manage students who seem reluctant to work on their projects? #geniushour
Q6  How have you seen your students grow as independent thinkers/learners through the #GeniusHour process?
Q7  What is the hardest part (or imagine as the hardest part if you’ve never done it yet) of #GeniusHour in the classroom?
Q8  What is the most important takeaway you have seen from #GeniusHour in your classroom?

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Genius Hour Chat Archive with Ryan McGinnis

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.