Great organizer when you want students to come up with questions or ponderings about a story or particular subject--could use for group discussion too! (Free Download)

This would be great for back to school night. Have students fill in the thought bubbles with info about themselves: favorite book, activities, a wonderful memory, likes and dislikes, etc.

FREE download - GENIUS HOUR project proposal

Genius Hour - Ideas for planning and implementation in the elementary classroom! (Includes a few free Genius Hour project printables to use with your students!

Genius Hour - This is an hour of class time per week set aside for kids to work on a project that they are passionate about. Video explains the concept in detail.

Idea: CREATE MY OWN POWTOON introducing our Genius Hour to meet our requirements. What I Learned from My First Genius Hour.Looking Backward, Going Forward - thethirdwheel

Educators across the country are implementing "genius hour" into their classrooms. Check out this blog post to learn how you can start a "genius hour" in your classroom.

Albert Einstein is a household name synonymous with genius. He is believed my many to be the greatest mind in history. But, Albert Einstein believed that distinction was held by Tesla.

Excellent Graphic Feauring 10 Powerful Body Language Tips Teachers Should Know

Infographic - 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for Your Next Presentation - via SlideShare and Soap Presentations

Want to start Genius Hour in your classroom but not sure where and how to begin? Already started Genius Hour and need a bit more guidance? I hosted this 25 minute webinar to jumpstart Genius Hour in your classroom. Watch the short video and then check the resources below that I mention in the webinar. …

Want to start Genius Hour in your classroom but not sure where and how to begin? Already started Genius Hour and need a bit more guidance? I hosted this 25 minute webinar to jumpstart Genius Hour in your classroom. Watch…Read more ›

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne. A great book to kick of Genius Hour

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein: Jennifer Berne, Vladimir Radunsky A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light.

thinking? Asking questions? Growing? Developing ideas? Creating? Solving problems by digging in and pushing through the hard stuff that lies between a problem and a solution? That’s learning.

Thinking? Asking questions? Solving problems by digging in and pushing through the hard stuff that lies between a problem and a solution? That’s learning. That's what I facilitate as a teacher.

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Genius Hour wiki Resource shared at "It’s Genius! Design Thinking in the ELA Classroom" at

Liberating Genius - Choose 2 Matter

Get the free eBook for teachers: “Liberating Genius: The First 20 Days” by Angela Maiers -

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