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Whether you call it Genius Hour or 20% Time, the idea is to let kids work on projects that interest them. There is considerable variation in the definitions and implementations but most of the results have been positive and great learning experiences for students and teachers alike.

Genius Hour Expectations – Genius Hour
Before you set sail for genius hour you should have very clear expectations about what each student should be doing. In a genius hour cla…
Finding your Passion- Brainstorming Sheet – Google Docs
Finding our Passion for Genius Hour – A Brainstorming PlatformPonder this: “Just because I’m interested in something, doesn’t make it…
Genius Hour Project Introductions – Genius Hour
The introduction of genius hour projects to your students needs to be amazing! This is likely the first time that your students have eve…
Teachers Using Trello: How To Foster Genius In The Classroom – Trello Blog
From Need To Feed: How To Farm Ideas | : the readiness is all
Idea Farming hit me. We would help our student identify needs and then help them find a way to feed those needs.
What to do when Genius Hour fails… – A.J. Juliani
For the student that doesn’t want to work on anything, make it a point to talk about things other than the project and school. Share so…
20 Time Preparation for the Teacher – 20-Time In Education Inspire. Create. Innovate.
There are a few things you’ll want to consider and let swirl around in your brain a bit before you integrate the project in your clas…
20% Project Community – 20-Time In Education Inspire. Create. Innovate.
community links, twitter chats and handles, websites, and articles devoted to the 20% Project below. Using and searching the #20Time hash…
Genius Hour Ideas
There are some on this list that are great and there are others that aren’t so great. I decided to let the not so great ones g…
Scratch Your Itch Education – A.J. Juliani
1. Pay attention to the itch – We all have things we would like to do or learn, but like me, we tend to put them on the back burner…
12-item Grit Scale.05312011.pdf
12 – item Grit Scale – Directions for taking the Grit Scale: Please respond to the following 1items. Be honest 0 there are no right or wrong…
The Creative Process Starts With Purpose – A.J. Juliani
asking students what their purpose is in whatever they are working on. I explain that it’s also what I ask myself when I’m working on…
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