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Genius Hour Chat on Twitter 12/8/13 8-9CST

I will be guest hosting the #txeduchat chat on Twitter on 12/8/13 at 8pm CST to discuss Genius Hour.  We will be discussing many topics related to Genius Hour and you’ll be able to ask any questions that you may

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Genius Hour Podcast Interview with Suzanna Panter and Chris Kesler

This interview was taped for the Let’s Get Busy podcast. It features, Suzanna Panter and myself discussing genius hour. We go into great detail on what genius hour looks like in our classrooms/libraries. It’s definitely worth listening to if you

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Genius Hour Video Interview #3 – Joy Kirr

I had the privilege of interviewing Joy Kirr this evening about genius hour and how she facilitates it in her classroom. Joy is a 7th grade ELA teacher and has implemented genius hour projects with all of her classes. You

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Genius Hour Video Interview #2 – Denise Krebs

Genius Hour Video Interview #2 – Denise Krebs This afternoon I was able to interview genius hour superstar, Denise Krebs. Denise has been doing genius hour in her classroom for several years and has been able to implement it in

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Genius Hour Presentation from #edcampwaller

I presented a session on genius hour at #edcampwaller on 4/27/13.  The presentation is a step by step process of how to implement genius hour into your classes.  The presentation hits the highlights of all my genius hour blog posts

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Genius Hour Blog – Controlled Chaos Has Arrived

We took our last state test yesterday.   Today my classes moved beyond standardization and back into the the autonomous realm of genius hour. It’s good to be back. Each student in my classroom is at a different stage of

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Genius Hour Video Interview #1 – Paul Solarz

Genius Hour Video Interview #1 – Paul Solarz This evening I had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Solarz about Genius Hour (aka Passion Projects) in his classroom.  This is the first interview in a series of interviews that I have

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Genius Hour Blog – Let’s Not Lose Momentum

This week was our 4th week of genius hour.  Most of the students are still excited about their projects, but some of them are running into some roadblocks. The major roadblock that we had this week was that the wi-fi

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Genius Hour Teacher Resources

Genius Hour Links Genius Hour Wiki  – great resource for all things genius hour Genius Hour LiveBinders – lists of all things genius hour Global Genius Hour Project – a project dedicated to sharing genius hour projects to students and teachers around

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Setting Expectations During Genius Hour

Genius Hour Student Expectations Before you set sail for genius hour you should have very clear expectations about what each student should be doing. In a genius hour class there may be 30 students all working on their own projects,

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