Category Archives: PLN

10 Reasons You Need To Read The Genius Hour Guidebook

1.  You will learn that authors Denise & Gallit are thoughtful, caring, & knowledgeable educators who are willing share their passion of supporting a student centered classroom of students learning about their passions.  Make sure you read this book! 2. … Continue reading

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26 More Videos that Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions in Our Class

In my classroom over the last few years I’ve shown many Youtube videos to inspire resiliency, grit, hope, and discussion prior to guiding them in the creation of their inquiry questions about their passions and wonders during our weekly Genius … Continue reading

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Sharing… Obvious to You. Amazing to Others

I am nervous and excited about my first day tomorrow.  As a new school year starts I am reminded about the brilliance of the students, teachers, and families around me.  I encourage you all to share your obvious with the … Continue reading

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Out of My Mind

I picked up Sharon Draper’s “Out of My Mind” after signing up my class for the Global Read Aloud 2013.  It is a brilliantly written novel intended for young adult readers.  However, it is really a story of triumph and … Continue reading

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A Genius Wish: Blog More & Learn More

I wish I blogged more on my professional blog.  An ongoing Genius Hour challenge  I have for myself throughout the summer and into the next school year is to blog on a more regular basis.  Currently I blog about once … Continue reading

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Genius Hour is Personalized Learning

I feel the importance of personalizing learning for students should be at the forefront of any discussion relating to education and Genius Hour does that. We want to find ways to engage students as learners and creators of inquiry driven … Continue reading

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Caine’s Arcade Style: Project Based Learning

We have been doing a lot of learning this year that is different than I would have imagined if you would have asked me 17 months ago. My teaching colleague, Gallit Zvi and I embarked on our own journey of … Continue reading

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Sharing Genius Hour – “Simple to You and Amazing to Others”

Genius Hour and other models of student inquiry are necessary if we are going to spark the thinkers of the next generation to great heights of innovation, self actualization, and self-regulation of their learning. The next step we as educators, … Continue reading

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Making the Most out of Every Second

Below is a video shot in a relatively short time span this morning while my wife was running errands and I was hanging out with my 3 year old and my 21 month old.  It is a video inspired by … Continue reading

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Share it Maybe? – Share it and Choose2Matter!

It is has been a while since my family and I first watched the video below. With a 3 year-old and a 19 month old at home you can imagine how much of a hit seeing Cookie monster singing would … Continue reading

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