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Genius Hour: Parent Information

What is Genius Hour?

Genius Hour Video

Genius hour is a time that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. 386 more words

Parent Information

Lesson Plan: Reliable Sources for Research

You have probably already come across the teacher who created a website all about the ‘tree octopus’ in order to teach his students not to believe everything they read on the internet, and may have already used it at school. 189 more words


Disrupting My Routine

I feel like I’ve been on information overload lately. The more podcasts I listen to, books and blogs I read, and TED talks I watch, the more vast the problems in education appear. 1,043 more words


Genius at Work...

We survived a (short) first week as a new Grade Five class, and the biggest buzz going is about our Genius Projects.  An hour on brainstorming passed in an instant! 497 more words


Finally a successful Genius Hour

Yes, this topic has become a major point in many academic discussions lately I just recently attended a webinar with AJ Juliani who is a guru of the Genius Hour.  740 more words

Our Tower Garden Has Arrived!

We are so excited to learn all about farming and plant life with our new Tower Garden! Our garden arrived late last night and we were able to plant seedlings today. 65 more words


What is the Tower Garden?

The Tower Garden is an aeroponic growing system. Simply put, it grows larger, more robust plants without soil. Please see the video above for a short explanation of how the Tower works. 57 more words