As teachers, we have summers “off,” but our summers are never quiet! We reflect, read, write, plan, evaluate, and shop. Our students are never far from our hearts and minds. This idea-filled post recaps some summer learning by members of the #GeniusHour tribe. Enjoy!
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Gallit and Denise love reading new books over the summer, and of course, “we are always keen to check out new posts about what folks have been doing with Genius Hour and what their plans for next year’s Genius Hour blocks are.” Share yours in the comments here!
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the #GeniusHour twitter group, author and early GH advocate Angela Maiers will moderate an hour-long live chat on Thursday, March 2 at 9 pm Eastern, joined by Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi, co-authors of the Genius Hour Guidebook.
Denise and Gallit are often asked for a succinct description of Genius Hour. There are no strict rules, but it’s helpful sometimes to be able to provide a brief definition, as you advocate for the time and support to create Genius Hour in your own classroom. Try this one!
In a recent post Gallit and Denise wrote for MiddleWeb, they shared some great advice from Genius Hour teachers who participated in a summer #geniushour twitter chat. Learn more about what they all said and how to access the article. ALSO: Join the chat yourself!
Denise and Gallit have begun writing a monthly newsletter to share news and resources about passion-based learning and the Genius Hour community. Read the first issue, which includes insights about Genius Hour and the maker movement, and learn how to subscribe.
Teacher Hugh McDonald has put together a succinct list of 10 things he likes about The Genius Hour Guidebook. See if what he shares sound like something that might help you provide the opportunity for your students to grow as creative and passionate thinkers.
A chapter-by-chapter discussion guide for The Genius Hour Guidebook – perfect for book chats, personal reflection, or as a resource for professional development workshops.
Can Genius Hour work in the primary grades? Absolutely. If you’re not convinced, browse this “enhanced” summary of a recent chat at the #GeniusHour twitter channel and reap the many insights and creative ideas shared. Best of all, you can join the conversation!
Genius Hour Guidebook authors Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi expand on their 10-minute Google Hangout video chat with more easy-to-implement ideas that will help teachers create an engaging, trouble-free Genius Hour experience for every middle grades student.