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Instructors as “Guides on the Ride”: Implementing Genius Hour and Focusing on Student-Driven Learning

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Genius Hour, a movement of inquiry-based and student-directed activity, allows students to choose and investigate a topic of their choosing. Lee Araoz began facilitating Genius Hour because he wanted to lessen the compliance mode of instruction and increase the energy and motivation of his students. Genius Hour is based on Google’s 20% policy, where employees […]

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Because I Can

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Because I Can   Yesterday at school, my wife spent the first fifteen minutes of the day hugging a colleague whose best friend had passed away the day before. Cancer had taken the life of her friend, a 30 year old woman with a 5 year old son. No words needed to be spoken between […]

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iPad Lockscreens

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I’m back! Working on trying to get at least an update a week on here! Life took over and got busy, that’s for sure. This week in fifth grade, I bring you, iPad deployment. My kiddos are 1:1 and have their new iPads for the year. I wanted to have a lockscreen with their class […]