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My Own Genius Hour: Genius

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Good information about the philosophy behind Genius Hour.


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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, May 31, 2013 4:12 AM
Excellent read with great quotes and thought regarding the why behind the what of Genius Hour.
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What it Means to Be in Your Element (with Sir Ken Robinson)

What it Means to Be in Your Element (with Sir Ken Robinson) | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
For many of us, adult life is an extension of middle school awkwardness, mitigated only by a cultivated apathy. Sir Ken Robinson says it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Genius Hour Blog - Genius Hour Introductions

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Genius Hour Introductions to my 6th grade class. Courtesy of ckesler@gmail.com and posted at http://www.geniushour.com/2013/03/31/genius-hour-introductions/


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Lisa Durff's curator insight, June 28, 2013 9:01 AM

I introduced the idea of a genius hour project to my three 6th grade honors science classes on Thursday. Overall, I think that it was very well received by the students. I’m trying to focus all of my energy on the 75% of them that ‘got it’, but I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t a little concerned about the few that were either apathetic or asking questions like, “Do we have to do this?” Not everyone is going to be as excited about the project as I am. Once they realize that the alternative to genius hour is far inferior, their feelings about the project may change.

I had the students raise their hands if they were excited about the project, and I saw a bunch of hands in the air. I then asked if anyone was scared or nervous about what I was asking them to do, and there were also many hands in the air, including mine! We had the conversation about how they have been told all of their life what they had to learn in school and how I was liberating them from that style of learning. They definitely seemed to appreciate that.

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TheGlobalGeniusHourProject - HOME

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"I believe that we need to inspire passion in our students. I believe that students need to begin to learn to take charge of their learning; Genius Hour Projects are a means to accomplish this."


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Genius Hour Teacher Resources - Genius Hour

A comprehensive list of all genius hour blogs.
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The Genius Hour: How 60 minutes a week can electrify your job | Daniel H. Pink

The Genius Hour: How 60 minutes a week can electrify your job | Daniel H. Pink | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Lots of people believe that a single individual can’t make a difference in an organization. Lots of people, it turns out, are wrong. Take the case
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My Top 5 Reasons For Doing #GeniusHour 

My Top 5 Reasons For Doing #GeniusHour  | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
5.  Personalizing education is so important.  Not all learners are the same, so why should their education be the same?  Genius Hour allows students to choose their own projects, personalizing...
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Need a Job? Invent It

Need a Job? Invent It | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Finding a job is so 20th century. That is why young people today need to be more “innovation ready” than “college ready.”
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Where Dan Pink, Ken Robinson and Austin Kleon Intersect, True Learning Happens

Where Dan Pink, Ken Robinson and Austin Kleon Intersect, True Learning Happens | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
There is an educational concept that I've been working with for the past couple years, and it has included several conversations with a creative friend, Adam Wayne. It lies at the intersection of S...
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Pursue Passion: Demand Google 20% Time at School

Pursue Passion: Demand Google 20% Time at School | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Rather than scripting our K-12 experience, and expecting miracles when we get to college that we'll suddenly have clarity about our interests, we have to start asking students what turns them on earlier.
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It’s the Passion, Silly

It’s the Passion, Silly | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
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Stonefields School at the base of Mt Wellington | Stonefields School

Stonefields School at the base of Mt Wellington | Stonefields School | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Stonefields School in Mt Wellington in the Stonefields development previously known as Mt Wellington School.
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Innovation, Passion, Engagement | Mr. Gonzalez's Classroom

Innovation, Passion, Engagement | Mr. Gonzalez's Classroom | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it

It all started when I read on Twitter about Dan Pink's Fedex Day post for fostering innovation. This sparked something in many educators.  Instead of having just one day for innovation some teachers, following the lead of places like Google, will give students 20% of their time to work on whatever they want!


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The Great Nature Project

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Join me and National Geographic's Great Nature Project in exploring the great nature all around us!

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Tracy Klug's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:07 PM

Join me in submitting pictures to National Geographic's Great Nature Project!  You could submit them to me personally so that I can show the images to my Human Geography students!

Molly Diallo's curator insight, September 30, 2013 2:52 PM

I am requesting you do this and send me a copy of your pictures as well!

 

Janet Price's curator insight, October 1, 2013 3:41 PM

Something for that class set of cameras!

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Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions

Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson, who gave the most watched TED Talk ever, tells us how to find what really makes us tick, and get the most out of life and work.

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#Kinderchat: Genius Hour: Is this possible in a kindergarten class?

#Kinderchat: Genius Hour: Is this possible in a kindergarten class? | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Impressed! RT @gallit_z: MT “@JPulvers writes about #GeniusHour in kinder http://t.co/TJG5wkHB " #edchat #kinderchat #cpchat #sd36learn

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Genius Hour - LiveBinder

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Ideas on why, how to, and who does Genius Hour & 20% Time...!

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RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace....
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Creativity requires TIME

Shows how something extraordinary can be achieved, provided we have some more time. :-)
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Obvious to you. Amazing to others. - by Derek Sivers

Outtake from the book "Anything You Want" - by Derek Sivers See http://sivers.org/a for more info Full transcript at http://sivers.org/obvious
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What Does It Mean To Love Learning?

What Does It Mean To Love Learning? | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Does your school mission seek to develop a love of learning in students?  Many do.  Yet so many students today profess that school actually has systematically killed their creativity, stamped out t...
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Teach Passion

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[In my attempt to push my own thinking, I'm continuing to unpack in writing some of the things that I say a lot. I always say that I want SLA kids to be "thoughtful, wise, passionate and kind" -- a...
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How to Hold Onto a Kid’s Natural Genius

How to Hold Onto a Kid’s Natural Genius | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
In many schools, students are asked to shut down what makes them special in order to conform. But standing out is critical in this world.
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The Social and Emotional Benefits of Being Weirdly Creative

The Social and Emotional Benefits of Being Weirdly Creative | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Arts integration helps kids connect and feel safe on the bumpy road to learning.
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The Science of Passion Based Learning

The Science of Passion Based Learning | Adventure Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher educator Peter Skillen reflects on the role of passion in learning, highlighting the research and reminding us that emotion energizes the brain. Mesmerize!
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