Geniushour Chat Archive with Kristin Koppers


It was great to have Kristen Koppers (@Mrs_Koppers) as the guest moderator of the September 2020 chat. Kristen is the author of Differentiated Instruction in the Teaching Profession: Innovative ways to change how we teach and The Perfect Puppy. Read more about Kristen’s teaching, writing and learning here.

Several people joined in chatting about these questions:

With most teachers going remote this fall, how can they be supported during PBL lessons? #geniushour
How can a teacher be creative in the lessons to keep students engaged and motivated? #geniushour
With limited resources and face to face interaction with students, how can teachers feel supported? #geniushour
During this time we all need support to overcome challenges, what is your best advice to give a teacher thinking about a PBL unit? #geniushour
What are some creative ways to incorporate #geniushour units? Please mention the grade level.
With modified lessons and units during this time, how can a teacher use #geniushour to deliver the same (or similar) content?
What is the best way a teacher can incorporate a #geniushour unit into his/her teaching?

Participants included Kristen and Gallit Zvi, along with Renee White, Faige Meller, Jennifer Thorson, and Kristina at Spinndle. Thank you to all those participating. We’ll see you next month on October 1, 2020. Times are 6:00 p.m. Pacific and 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

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for the September 2020 #geniushour chat:
Genius Hour Chat Archive with Kristen Koppers


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.