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!
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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.
Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi are often asked, “Does The Genius Hour Guidebook include ideas for teaching Genius Hour in high school?” In this post, Denise shares a variety of resources for implementing Genius Hour and 20% Time across the high school curriculum.
Routledge/Eye on Education’s Lauren Davis hosted a compact online chat yesterday with authors Gallit Zvi and Denise Krebs, who shared 5 Strategies for Implementing Genius Hour in Your Classroom. Check out a video of the 10-minute Google Hangout!
Gallit and I had a great conversation with passionate educator-leaders from many schools and districts in Florida. We met a lot of new folks and enjoyed hearing how they are transforming education for their students. And, of course, we talked about Genius Hour!
The “My Genius List of Things to Do & Be” is an idea-catcher that’s also helpful in keeping up when students have several projects underway. We also use it to drive some reflection, assessment and sharing. Download a blank version that you are free to reproduce.
We’re eager to spread the word about The Genius Hour Guidebook – a resource dedicated to the proposition that all students should have time set aside for passion-driven, independent learning. To encourage visitors to learn...
In this video of her snapshot presentation at ISTE 2015, Gallit Zvi (through voice and slides) discusses why Genius Hour is important and how teachers can introduce this liberating concept in their classrooms. She begins with the book The Most Magnificent Thing.
Here’s a useful handout that can help teachers introduce students to the Genius Hour concept. It’s often the first step in convincing students that they do have interests worthy of pursuing during “their” time. Download a blank version that you can reproduce.
In this practical new book, early adopters Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi show you how to implement Genius Hour – a special classroom time when students can develop their own passion-driven, inquiry-based projects and take more ownership of their work and their learning.