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7 Pros & Cons Of Teaching With Genius Hour

<b>7 Pros & Cons Of Teaching With Genius Hour</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Genius hour is trending in education, and for good reason. It is an attempt to restore …

Pedagogy

Dos and Don'ts of Genius Hour

Over the past few months, my class and I have been wading into the waters of what is called "Genius Hour". No doubt you have heard rumblings of this …

Flipped Classroom vs. Blended Classroom

Flipped Classroom<p>The Flipped Classroom model essentially reverses the traditional way of instructional teaching i.e. what is usually done in the …

5 Digital Tools For The Flipped Classroom

<b>Hafsa Wajeeh</b>, dtopgadgets<p>Have you “Flipped your classroom” yet? The flipped classroom is a useful technique that has moved lectures out of the class, …

Why I Abandoned Genius Hour

Genius hour is an amazing concept that children respond to because they get to learn about any topic they choose. I had a few rounds of Genius Hour …

How to Safely Use YouTube Videos in Your Classroom

How to Make Your Video Lessons Effective with EDpuzzle

Lecture is a Poor Use of Instructional Time, But…<p>More and more teachers are now willing to admit that lecture is not a great use of instructional …

7 Great Tools for Creating Flipped Lessons from Existing Videos

When they are used in the right context flipped lessons can be a good complement to classroom instruction. Not everyone has the time or skill to make …

6 easy ways to start flipping your classroom now

Flipped classroom is definitely a buzzword in education. It has been for years. And rightfully so — the model leverages technology to create an …

5 Reasons For You to Flip Learning

To flip learning is to model it in ways that brings a sense of responsibility among students towards their learning as well as gives them time for …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes I Made with Genius Hour (and How I Fixed Them)

<i>This post is inspired by Ross Cooper’s latest post on the mistakes he made in doing PBL. It’s a great post. In fact, you should stop reading this now</i> …

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

So what are the essentials of personalized education, and how does something like Genius Hour play a role? Keefe and Jenkins found six basic tenets …

Genius Hour lets students choose what they learn in school

Around the world and in Regina, teachers are letting students take the reins when it comes to their own education.<p>Aaron Warner's Grade 8 class at …

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

Creativity

Genius Hour with Mrs. Ramirez

As I posted in my most recent blog post, my students gave their very first genius hour presentations and they were just ho-hum. After watching each …

When You Say Genius Hour Isn’t Enough - You’re Missing the Point!

It seems there has been a lively debate going on for the past few years about whether or not 20% time is “dead” at Google. Some in the education …

Pedagogy

20% Time and Schools: not the best of bedfellows - Ewan McIntosh

With the start of term in the Northern hemisphere, several of the schools we're working with have brought up the notion of offering their students …

Our Expectations of Creative Genius | Dare to Care

Ouch…I just re-read Ewan McIntosh’s post, “20% Time and Schools: Not the Best of Bedfellows.” I must say, as much as I respect his work, I disagree …

An Avenue to Better Teaching

Genius Hour has gotten a lot of attention on Twitter, blogs, and in classes the start of this school year.<p>With all the success stories, there will be …