Thinking of Launching Genius Hour This Year?

In a recent post we wrote for MiddleWeb, we shared some great advice from Genius Hour teachers who participated in a summer #geniushour twitter chat.

We began by asking everyone about the preparations they make each year before they invite their students into Genius Hour. Then we talked about:

  • how to get support from administration
  • how to brainstorm potential GH project ideas with your class
  • the most important tips for teachers just starting Genius Hour

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You’ll find some terrific ideas in our article – be sure to check it out at the MiddleWeb site. You’ll also discover (if you haven’t already) that there’s a large support group of Genius Hour teachers out there to answers questions and offer encouragement.


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There’s no one way to do Genius Hour (and you may even decide to call it something else). But as teachers we know that experience counts. Why not tap into it?!

TIP ► You can participate in the #geniushour chat on Twitter the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern. All you need is a Twitter account. Want to slow down the pace? Try a tool like Tweetchat. Need more help with Twitter basics? See this educator-friendly guide.

Gallit Zvi

Gallit Zvi (@gallit_z) is a passionate, connected educator in Surrey, BC with experience teaching grades 4-7 in the public school system. Gallit has coached many educators as they implement Genius Hour. She embraces a philosophy of student-centered, inquiry-based, and passion-based learning. Gallit blogs at Technology & Genius Hour: My Journey as a Teacher and Learner.

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