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Genius Hour

Genius Hour is a great way to incorporate project based learning into any classroom. Students work on passion projects that are of interest to them, then choose a presentation mode to share their knowledge. 121 more words

Make Mistakes, Get Messy

So, about two or three weeks ago I introduced my class to Genius Hour. I’d been putting it off because I wanted everything planned out and just right.  573 more words

Genius Hour

Grids and Math and Art and Culture!

“Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.” — Debbie Ford

Art Foundations: GRIDS and MATH – Shhhh… Let’s figure this out. 259 more words


Genius Hour Lego Car

This group worked really hard to get this car to go. They were at a really high frustration point when it finally worked. At that point all you could hear were cheers and hollers they were so proud but it kept moving in circles. 15 more words

Isabelle's Bear

One of my students sewed this bear for her Genius Hour project. Her plan is to make a bunch of them and then sell them and use the money to buy bubbles, chalk and skipping ropes for the kids at our school for recess!

Genius Day - Best Day Ever!


Yesterday we dedicated the entire day (minus Gym first period) to working on our genius hour projects.  I was a little worried if they would be able to maintain their focus on one thing all.day.long but the students in 3B did not disappoint.   131 more words