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Genius Hour

Genius Hour is becoming a staple in many classrooms around the world. It allows students to take ownership of their learning and to work passionately on projects of their choice. 1,074 more words

Connecting The Classroom

Beyond Genius Hour

With the growing popularity of Genius Hour, there might be a situation arising soon that few people have yet anticipated.

What if various teachers in a departmentalized school (most likely a middle or high school) ALL decided to do Genius Hour? 314 more words

Engaged Students

First Genius Hour of Year

Holy cow! Our 5th Graders really blew me away this week with their first ever Genius Hour! There was baking, Minecraft, Eiffel Tower, Goo Making, Robot researching, and much more. 306 more words


Celebrating the First Two Weeks of School: Wild Reading and Writing Genius

Time to celebrate the week with Ruth Ayres! Link up and celebrate your week here.

The second week of school is done and i have to admit my mind is a little scrambled by the process of sorting out my two classrooms. 453 more words

The Twitter Effect

I definitely discovered the impact Twitter has had on my thinking in my first day back into school today.  I went in for a half day to begin planning and setting up my classroom and when I began to talk colleagues about all the ideas I had I could see their eyes light up as my enthusiasm bubbled over. 437 more words


Genius Hour Begins

This summer at EdCamp Indy, I learned about Genius Hour.  What a great idea!  I thought this would be a great way to engage seniors with a research project.  778 more words


The Most Important Lessons

In under two weeks, I will stand before my newest class of wonderful, amazing, brilliant geniuses. I have been diligently preparing our classroom space, carefully crafting projects and activities, and constantly reflecting on how I want my students to remember their time with me.  243 more words