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Genius Hour: Being Vulnerable 

Below is a question that was posted to my Discovery Education Network Friends Facebook Group by a colleague in Michigan and my response to her post. There were many responses and pieces of advice from many expert teachers previous to … Continue reading

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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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Focussing on Happy Moments

I’ve struggled to write this post for a long time.  I was going to sit down and write it as I approached each century mark, and I couldn’t bring myself to write because I didn’t know how to clearly share … Continue reading

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Learning to Code Using Hopscotch – Engaging, Purposeful, & Challenging Learning

What is coding? I didn’t know much about it either prior to December of 2014.  I learned that it is another language and knowing how it works will open up a lot of possibilities for my students and our classroom. … 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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Attempting to Make Learning Meaningful: #geniushour #mysteryskype #comments4kids #kidLitReview #kiva

This past week I was invited by Dean Shareski and Discovery Education to be part of the first Vancouver Ignite (#yvrignite) session host by the Discovery Education Network.  It was awesome opportunity to share some of my learning, experiences, and … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. McDonald, I Will Never Forget Genius Hour

Near the end of this post is an emailed letter I received from a thoughtful grade 7 student the day after our final day of school.  It warmed my heart and brought a tear to my eye.  It will have … Continue reading

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A Thank You Letter

“Great ideas are born from the need to follow your dreams.” — @PoetSayings  Follow them and share your story!  We will all benefit! Dear Gallit, Together we embarked on a learning journey together with no wall, 2 classes, awesome students, supportive … 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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Genius Hour Manifesto

Gallit Zvi, Denise Krebs, Joy Kirr and I collaborated to write the “Genius Hour Manifesto” It was published in Education is My Life (@edismylife).  Thank you A.J. Juliani for giving us the platform to share our insights.  Genius Hour is a passion of ours, and we are excited … Continue reading

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