Genius hour explained
Genuis Hour is the time we give each week to the students for their own personalized learning time. Students talk about their ideas and passions and then they develop their questions from there.
Genius Hour- student driven, passion based learning. A time when students have the opportunity to learn about anything they are interested in.
For a more detailed explanation read, The Genius Hour Manifesto.
Mindset- by Carol Dweck
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us- by Dan Pink
Passion-Driven Classroom, The: A Framework for Teaching and Learning- by Angela Maiers
Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, & PBL to Drive Student Success (Eye on Education)- by AJ Juliani
Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom-
by Sylvia Martinez & Gary Stager
Reimagining Genius Hour as Mastery Hour- blog post by A.J. Juliani
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Syer, C., Chichekian, T., Shore, B., & Aulls, M. (2013). Learning 'to do' and learning 'about' inquiry at the same time: different outcomes in valuing the importance of various intellectual tasks in planning, enacting, and evaluating an inquiry curriculum. Instructional Science,41(3), 521-537. doi:10.1007/s11251-012-9242-5
Donhauser, M., Hersey, H., Stutzman, C., & Zane, M. (2014). From lesson plan to learning plan: an introduction to the inquiry learning plan. School Library Monthly, (1). 11.