June 22, 2017
#sstlap 6 PT
Guest Host @scottmpetri
Overview: Genius Hour is an inquiry-driven, passion-based classroom strategy designed to excite and engage students through the unrestrained joy of learning. Many teachers accomplish this by setting aside time in their weekly classroom schedules when students are able to learn about and create whatever they want, unencumbered by teacher control (Krebs & Zvi, 2016). Join High School teachers Scott Petri (History) and Holly Avdul (English) as they chat about implementing Genius Hour.
:07 Q1 How well will your department/school leadership buy into the concept of 20% time?
:14 Q2 How do you think parents will buy-into the concept of Genius Hour?
:21 Q3 Where can you scale back on content delivery so that your students can participate in 20% time?
:28 Q4 How are you planning to help your students develop inquiry questions for their Genius Hour project?
:35 Q5 How do you help students realize their intellectual gifts so that they can become high performers?
:42 Q6 What challenges do you anticipate as you shift to supporting students along an independent course of inquiry?
:48 Q7 What was the biggest “A-Ha” moment you had in devoting Genius Hour to your students this past year?
:54 Q8 What advice would you give to a teacher pursuing Genius Hour aka 20% time for the first time?
Social Science Genius Hour