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The 4 essentials of a successful Genius Hour

The 4 essentials of a successful Genius Hour
Genius Hour projects may be open ended, but there are still some ground rules What are you passionate about? What do you want to do more than anything in the world? Well I hope you said what you are doing right now. This is not always the case. Some people hate what they are doing. As educators, we can help our students find and explore their passions. Genius Hour isn’t new concept. However, even with all this freedom, we still need some rules. Let students explore their passions – First things first: make sure kids have enough time to explore what makes them passionate in the first place. Create a project proposal – After being given time to explore their interests and discover their strengths, the students are ready to propose their project to me. Do research – The research phase is usually where kids start moving at their own pace. Present and create – It’s important for kids to know they can present in any way they want to.

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