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Genii at work

Ever since we initiated Genius Hour in lieu of the more traditional Grade 6 Library period, we’ve seen a massive increase in student engagement as the boys take control of their own learning. 265 more words

Enrichment

Get Out of the Way

In my youth I believed leading by example was the right model for leadership. In order to get everyone on board you must set the example. 462 more words

Education

Innovation Class Post 1 - Decisions?

This post was written with contributions from Brian, Jill, Maria and Taylor.

“This week, in our SMALL innovations class of four, we came up with the idea of a source of food run BY and FOR the community. 381 more words

Allendale Columbia School

So Close But Yet So Far

I’m determined to finish my script for See No Evil within the next few days. I had told myself that I was going to finish it last week, but Genius Hour was cancelled for that week, so I laid it off. 136 more words

Genius Hour

Comfy Paws

The Arizona sidewalks can be hot for dogs’ delicate paws so we created Comfy Paws!  Check out our video!

Kiana, Madison, Emma

Genius Hour

Genius Hour

Genius Hour is the idea of giving students control over their research and ideas inside a class for at least a part of every week.  In Debi Miller’s 8th grade history class at Las Colinas, students are allowed to research any topic they want 1 hour a week, provided they are able to link their topic to government or history.  66 more words

General

It Started with a Teacher

Recently, I was walking down a hallway in our school and stumbled upon an amazing turn of events…and it all started with a teacher.

As I was traversing the hallways I noticed two students collaborating on a podcast using their iPads.   315 more words