Genius Hour

10 Genius Picture Books for Genius Hour Kids – Education Article

By Gallit Zvi and Denise Krebs We love using picture books in our classrooms! And we don’t think they are only for primary classrooms. In fact we have both (Denise, left; Gallit, right) spent the majority of our teaching careers teaching the middle school grades, and we have always used picture books as part of our teaching. We even used picture books regularly when we taught at the University level. Picture books make for great hooks at the beginning of…

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5 Reasons to Try Genius Hour Before the End of the School Year – A.J. JULIANI – Education Article

If you haven’t heard of Genius Hour or 20% time in the classroom, the premise is simple: Give your students 20% of their class time (or an hour each week) to learn what they want. These projects allow students to choose the content and still acquire/master skills and hit academic standards. I’ve written extensively about Genius Hour and 20% Time, but wanted to share a list of the 5 reasons you should consider Genius Hour in your classroom (for those of you on the fence) before…

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