|The Genius of Stonehenge|
Genius Hour is something I have wanted to try since November 2011 when I read this blog post from a member of my PLN, Denise Krebs. In it she describes her first attempt at this type of activity with her 7th grade class. To this day, I follow posts and tweets about this 'Genius Hour' in the hopes of one day trying it with my fourth grade students.
What is Genius Hour? Click on the link to read in depth how one teacher, Gallit Zvi describes it and it's origin. In a nutshell, it is letting students follow their passion using inquiry to "work on new designs or master new skills".
|Genius hard at work!|
Students will be allowed to work with a partner (if their topic is the same) or individuallyt. Several students have already shared their ideas with me (to be fine tuned of course).
What do you think of Genius Hour? What do you think the students might like to explore?