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Why Genius Hour?
What is Genius Hour?
Genius Hour is a instructional practice that supports many, many big ideas in education.
What does this look like?
At first, students will say, "Wait! What?" "So what are we getting credit for" , "What kinds of things can we do?". "Why aren't we being graded?", and "I don't get what we are supposed to be doing?"
After a bit more explanation, the student begin to understand. They are not going to be graded, but they are going to be accountable. For our 20% project, they document their learning through writing, podcasts, videos journals, etc. They present their accomplishments to the class. This "accountability" aligns, in part, with the ELA standards: writing, reading, speaking, listening, and viewing.