Every heard of Genius Hour?

I just learned about it while building this wikipage! It's an incredible concept! One hour of a day for your students to be free to pursue their passions; to create, to explore, to LEARN.

Visit the #geniushour wikipage and read What is Genius Hour? by one of the wiki creators.

Fostering Genius:

Sergio Juárez Correa, Sugata Mitra, & learner potential

Read this article! How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Genuises by Joshua Davis. It is incredibly moving and provides potent reinforcement that young minds should be encouraged to explore, innovate, and think for themselves. Incase the link does not work, I've uploaded a PDF, too:

Also explore Sugata Mitra's SOLE toolkit for organizing

Self-Organized Learning Environments:

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Student Historians: Inquiry-Based Learning in a Literacy and Social Studies Classroom

Katie Lyons shares her experience of developing an inquiry-based, middle school social studies classroom in her article on TeachingChannel.org. She begins with this quote:

“One of the big challenges today is that students are inundated with the ability to access information, but don’t know how to answer the ‘so what’ question—how to interpret it,” Douglas Brisson, a National History Day judge and historian

Find out how Katie has used inquiry to ensure that her students are 'so what' savvy.