Reeves in the Middle: Passion Projects, Genius Hour, 20 Time - Whatever You Call It - Part 2. Update: I have had NUMEROUS request for my rubric and information on the inspiration stations.
I very nervously took a step outside my comfort zone and placed these items on Teachers Pay Teachers. Thank you all for your support and interest in my work. You have definitely put spring in my step and a bit more confidence in my soul. You can find the items here by clicking here. Thank you! Genius Hour. ABCs with Mrs. B: Getting Started with Genius Hour. The idea of Genius Hour...amazing.
Getting started with Genius Hour...a bit daunting. Here is a sneak peek at how I got my students engaged in what would be an incredible learning experience with high engagement and a liiiittttllle bit of teacher exhaustion :) (Well worth it!) Here is the lowdown of the steps we took. You can find the pack in my TpT shop HERE. I started by showing students possible ideas for Genius Hour. How to Judge the Reliability of Internet Information.
Top TED Ed Lessons on Critical Thinking. May 20, 2016 Critical thinking, as we have argued elsewhere, is an essential skill for the 21st century students. Not that it was not essential before but in a digitally focused world where there is an exceeding surplus of amateurish and unpolished information, the ability to critically assess, weigh in and value information has an imminent urgency. Through critical thinking, learners get to sift through the ocean of information provided by the net and are able to decide what is relevant and what is not. Genius Hour/Passion Research. Genius Hour Classroom Connections - Teaching With Technology Hub. Internet Catalogue. Planningsheet. The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning -
Some students need a push in the right direction Some students will come up with projects that are too simple with answers that could be easily Googled. We introduced the students to ‘High Order Thinking Skills’ and built these into the planning forms students complete. Geniushour - home. Genius Hour Resources. Genius Hour is a time given during the school day to allow students to follow their passions and learn about topics that interest them.
My gifted 5th graders participate in this project, and present their learning when they are ready. This page is devoted to sharing some of the resources I’ve collected over the past two years with anyone else who is interested in starting a classroom Genius Hour. *You can download all of my current Genius Hour resources in a bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers for $5.
Or, you can still download them separately (for free) by clicking on the links below. 6 Tips for Getting Started with Genius Hour. Posted 05/22/2014 2:36PM | Last Commented 02/02/2015 11:36AM Genius hour is a great way to allow students to drive their own personalized instruction but where to begin such a big project?
How to Get Started. Genius Hour - Where Passions Come Alive - Genius Hour.