Category Archives: Genius Hour

How My Genius Hour Mistakes Helped Students Succeed

This blog post is part of the CM Rubin World Global Search for Education which poses a question each month to leading educators for reflection and sharing. This month’s question is “How could this Google model be modified and utilized … Continue reading

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8 Google Resources to Spark Inquiry-Based Learning

The best inquiry-based essential questions spark more questions! Inquiry-based learning often begins by posing scenarios or questions in which students investigate the collected artifacts to determine more questions, as well as research directions in which they will pursue to gain … Continue reading

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Practice What We Preach: The Art of Coaching Kids for Transfer

  As a child, my love affair with the sport of soccer helped me to develop skills, self-esteem, and friendships. Throughout high school, you could find me sporting brightly colored Pumas, juggling between classes, and joining pickup games on the … Continue reading

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Differentiation: Workshop Framework to Support All Students

A week after an invigorating ITEC conference, Matt Degner, a principal in Iowa City shared a blog post with me from a teacher implementing Genius Hour in his classroom. Matt and I have had many conversations about this topic, and … Continue reading

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