Spring is here and it is the time of renewal and creation. I have found myself evaluating my choices of the past winter and have begun to make efforts to reinvigorate myself. As I look around at the birds returning, the sun shining, I am filled with the desire to be active, do more, create something and live each moment more completely.
Last night during a Graduate class I teach with @DoerDi Diane Doersch who is also my boss, we were introducing GeniusHour when she asked the class what they were passionate about. As the class responded, we all found ourselves commenting on each other's passion. We were getting to know each other and enjoying the experience. I began to think about my experience using GeniusHour in class and how the connections and deepening of relationships was a huge takeaway for me. This was really one of the best things I have ever done in my classroom.
Tonight I thought we could look at the concepts of Passion, Creation, Failure and the Learning process. One thing about GeniusHour is that it is predicated on the acceptance of failure. Students may fail and that is okay. They will learn from it. So tonight let's put ourselves in the role of learner and discuss Passion, Creation and what we want our legacy of education to be.
Q1 Passion! What is your passion in life? What do you love to do? What do you want to learn about? #sstlap
Q2 Learning- What is your greatest learning experience you have ever had? Think in terms of you as the learner! Why? #sstlap
Q3 FAIL: What has been your greatest failure as a learner? Something you weren't able to do, accomplish, or finish? How did you respond? #sstlap
Q4 SUCCESS: What has been your greatest triumph as a learner? #sstlap
Q5 Creation! What has been your greatest creation? First as a Learner, then you could add your educational creation. #sstlap
Q6 What is something that you have always wanted to create, produce, or do? #sstlap
Q7 How can you use these ideas w/Ss in your classroom? #sstlap
Q8 How can you create a school wide movement to embrace Ss passion and creativity? #sstlap
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.