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What is Genius Hour?
Genius Hour is a instructional practice that supports many, many big ideas in education.
Why Genius Hour?
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.