Genius Hour provides educators with the tools that they need to successfully implement genius hour, or passion projects, in the classroom. Presented through an easy-to-follow six-step strategy, teachers will utilize the six P's-passion, pitch, plan, project, product, and presentation-as a map for students to follow as they create, design, and carry out projects. Students will experience personalized learning through these self-driven projects, application of standards and real-world skills, and opportunities to learn through failure and reflection. The book includes handouts, suggested online resources, and tips and tricks to make the genius hour process meaningful for students and manageable for educators, as well as a discussion of genius hour's importance and impact on gifted students as they take ownership of their own learning.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||Up to 17 Years|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Section I Introduction
Chapter 1 Why Passion Projects? 3
Chapter 2 Introducing the 6 P's 11
Section II The 6 P's
Chapter 3 Passion: Finding the Spark 23
Chapter 4 Plan: Building the Fire 35
Chapter 5 Pitch: Lighting the Match 47
Chapter 6 Project: Igniting the Flame 57
Chapter 7 Product: Making the S'mores 81
Chapter 8 Presentation: Watching It Burn 93
Section III Everything Else You Need to Know for Genius Hour Success
Chapter 9 When the Fire Fizzles 105
Chapter 10 Keeping It Real 113
About the Author 145
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As an Instructional Specialist on a middle school campus, Genius Hour, would be great to incorporate for any extended learning opportunities. The book itself is easy to read with lots of ideas, tools, and suggestions for how to implement Genius Hour in a school. Personally, I really liked the Reflection Questions at the end of each chapter. They help guide you through your thinking of how Genius Hour could come to life in your classroom.
This book is a wonderful way to guide teachers to take project based teaching/learning to a whole new level! I already teach PBL, but I’ve now learned new ways to add professional mentors and to break out of my comfort zone to “share out” what my students are creating. The author demonstrates how passion projects help teachers guide students to become successful participants in our future workforce.