Tag Archives: Hugh McDonald

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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The Joy in Saying “YET!” What a 3 Year Old Can Teach Us About Having a Growth Mindset

The other day I took my 3 and 5 year olds to a playground at a local park prior to watching my wife play her slo-pitch game. My 5 year old easily crossed a chain bridge and then my 3 … Continue reading

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23 Videos That Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions

In our classroom this year my colleague Gallit Zvi and I used many youtube videos to inspire resiliency, grit, and hope in our students prior to guiding them in formulating their inquiry questions about their passions and wonders during our … 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 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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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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