Genius Hour in the classroom is an approach to learning built around student curiosity, self-directed learning, and passion-based work.
In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model, it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning.
Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge