Genius Hour Guidebook 2nd Edition Footnote Links
Here are the easy-to-click links listed in the Notes section at the end of each chapter in the second edition of The Genius Hour Guidebook: Fostering Passion, Wonder, and Inquiry in the Classroom.
Chapter 1 – What Is Genius Hour and Why Do Students Need It?
1 Used with permission: R. Motschnig & A. Holzinger. 2002. Student-Centered Teaching Meets New Media: Concept and Case Study, page 160.
9 Bobby has written several blog posts on these whys of genius hour. Find them all at: https://geniusjourney.wordpress.com/
Chapter 2 – Introducing Genius Hour to Your Class
1 Used with permission, Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life
12 Read more about the Marble Theory in Paul’s book, Learn Like a Pirate: Empower your Students to Collaborate, Lead and Succeed.
18 Read the book here: https://leanpub.com/bestandnextineducation
Chapter 3 – The Launch: Diving In and Letting Go
3 Morgan’s HyperDoc https://tinyurl.com/TaylorGeniusHour
13 Name and details have been changed.
Chapter 4 – Great Picture Books for Genius Hour Kids
1 Quote from The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Used with permission.
- Iggy Peck, Architect By Andrea Beaty
- Rosie Revere, Engineer By Andrea Beaty
- On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein By Jennifer Berne, Pictures by Vladimir Radunsky
- Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood By F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell
- Stella: Queen of the Snow By Marie-Louise Gay
- Come with Me By Holly McGhee
- It’s Okay to Make Mistakes By Todd Parr
- Q is for Question By Tiffany Poirier
- The Dot By Peter H. Reynolds
- Ish By Peter H. Reynolds
- The Word Collector By Peter H. Reynolds
- Beautiful Oops! By Barney Saltzberg
- I Want to Go to the Moon By Tom Saunders
- The Most Magnificent Thing By Ashley Spires
- What Do You Do With an Idea? By Kobi Yamada
- What Do You Do With a Problem? By Kobi Yamada
Chapter 5 – Loosening Deadlines and Sharing Passions
1 Sir Ken Robinson quote used with permission.
5 https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students – Go to the website for great teacher resources to help you teach the ISTE Standards for Students.
6 https://www.iste.org/standards/for-students – See Standard 3d
8 Search online for lots of examples of BYOD forms. You can also check out Hugh’s blog and links at http://tinyurl.com/GHbyod. Check out your own school district’s BYOD policy or campaign for one if they don’t yet have one in place.
Chapter 6 – Managing the Genius Hour Classroom and Projects
1 Danny Steele tweet: https://twitter.com/SteeleThoughts/status/813409324471033856
5 Example: https://tinyurl.com/GHindex
6 See TAG Cloud widget on sidebar: http://krebs.edublogs.org/
Chapter 7 – Helping Kids Make Their Learning Visible
1 Rushton Hurley (@rushtonh) quote used with permission.
9 Genius Hour movie – https://youtu.be/nGDCuMhwP9U
10 Genius Hour documentary – https://youtu.be/bGtiE9zxYqI
11 Journey work – https://youtu.be/N3UW31CL0Yc
12 How-to video – https://youtu.be/cl88CDOu7F8
Chapter 8 – Teaching about Self-Assessment and Feedback
1 Used with permission by Alvin Toffler Associates
3 William Glasser quote used with permission. See more here: https://wglasserbooks.com/
Chapter 9 – What Can We Do to Improve the World?
1 Nelson Mandela, Address at the Planetarium, Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 July 2003
4 See the blog post for more related links: https://tinyurl.com/GHAction
5 https://tinyurl.com/GHmcteach Read more about heartmapping in Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School by Georgia Heard (Heinemann)
7 Read about more Genius Hour projects that make a difference on this MiddleWeb article: https://www.middleweb.com/28123/idea-starters-for-the-genius-hour-classroom/
8 Reprinted with permission from the United Nations: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs
13 https://lisanowakowski.com – On Lisa’s blog, do a search for “Why Genius Hour” to read the blog post and comments we quoted.
Chapter 10 – Adding All Our Voices to the Genius Hour Movement
1 http://www.choose2matter.org/ Used with permission by Angela Maiers.
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions
4 https://tinyurl.com/GHHydraulicsBlog (be sure to read the comments too).
5 Watch Ewan’s TEDx talk: https://tinyurl.com/TEDProblemFinders
6 Sylvia’s post: https://tinyurl.com/over-structure
Appendix B: Genius Hour Resources & Lesson Plans
5 You may want to watch a few more inspirational videos listed in Chapter 2 over the next few days and keep adding to the list before Step 3 (developing the inquiry questions). This will probably depend on how many ideas the students were able to generate. We like to spend a few weeks on Steps 1 and 2 (inspire, wonder), so do not feel like you need to rush to the part where they develop their own questions. We also recommend going outside for a nature walk, if that is an option. Students can record questions and wonders and add them to the Genius Hour Wonder Wall too.
7 Thank you, Lindsey Own, for sharing your “Google-able” vs “non Google-able” wording with us. Lindsey first learned about this from https://notosh.com.
8 Thank you, Kam Grewal, for sharing with us your idea of using picture books to teach questioning.
Appendix C: Genius Hour Reading List for Educators
1. Who Owns the Learning? by Alan November
2. The Passion-Driven Classroom: A Framework for Teaching and Learning by Angela Maiers and Amy Sandvold
3. Classroom Habitudes: How to Teach 21st Century Learning Habits and Attitudes by Angela Maiers
4. Drive by Dan Pink
5. The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson
6. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner
7. Essential Questions by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
8. Inquiry and Innovation: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour and PBL to Drive Student Success by A.J. Juliani
9. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
10. ROLE Reversal by Mark Barnes
11. The 20Time Project by Kevin Brookhouser
12. Shift This by Joy Kirr
13. Dive into Inquiry by Trevor MacKenzie
14. Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry by Andi McNair
15. Learn Like a Pirate: Empower your Students to Collaborate, Lead and Succeed by Paul Solarz
1. Ask What Else by Sheri Edwards (https://askwhatelse.wordpress.com)
2. My Own Genius Hour by Joy Kirr (http://geniushour.blogspot.com)
3. Renee White’s First Grade Class (https://whites1stgrade.weebly.com/blog)
4. Andi McNair (https://www.andimcnair.com/)
5. MiddleWeb: All About the Middle Grades (https://www.middleweb.com/)
6. The Genius Hour Guidebook: A Resource Site for Passion, Wonder, and Inquiry in the Classroom (https://geniushourguide.org) – Gallit and Denise add content here on the Genius Hour Guidebook companion site. We accept cross-posts from your blog, and the #geniushour chat archive is kept here as well.
7. Dare to Care by Denise Krebs (https://mrsdkrebs.edublogs.org)
8. Integrating Technology & Genius Hour: My Journey as a Teacher & Learner by Gallit Zvi (http://www.gallitzvi.com/)