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Reflections: From Innovation to Genius Hour

Thoughts on my blog today after the road I traveled in an innovation experience, in a second grade class where I subbed. Today each grade level spent a class period in an outdoor Innovation activity. Today was the day they … Continue reading

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Whose Genius Hour Is It Anyway?

This is a short post because I wanted to share a different kind of genius hour. Last week was our Andy Goldsworthy  Day on the  EC2 yard. We had a whole day of using “stuff” from nature to create art. No pencils … Continue reading

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Genius Hour As A Mindset

Full Disclosure: Genius Hour is one of the best ideas that I have embraced not only for my kindergarten students, but for myself as well. I look at success in genius hour in the framework of creating ideas, working collaboratively … Continue reading

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A Lesson In Kindness Through Genius Hour

I knew when we started our unit on neighborhoods that I wanted to add a Genius Hour component to it. Kinders are fascinated with building, making and designing with the various manipulatives they have available to them and the sheer … Continue reading

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Genius Hour: Halloween Edition

In life some things come to be because they are just fortuitous and sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men just go astray (futzing with the saying). This week in our school’s six day rotation schedule we had … Continue reading

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Geniushour Leads To Tinkering

When you’ve left the classroom, but still want to share your passion you need to let go and listen to voices other than yours. Towards the end of my teaching career I discovered geniushour and the incredible educators who were … Continue reading

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GENIUSHOUR AND OUR 100th Day OF SCHOOL

   Calendar Board Counting by 5’s A kinder shows her learning with tallies.             We have many ways of keeping track of our daily events in our kinder classroom from our birthday train to our … Continue reading

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#Geniushour Leads Into Spring Break

We know that #geniushour is a big draw in our kindergarten class. The children have been pleading for another #geniushour #tinkering time, and today was the day! We had saved boxes, cartons, tubes and the like for just this time. … Continue reading

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How We Made Our 100th day of School Part of Geniushour

We have always celebrated our 100th Day of School with a museum exhibit of our collections. At my school we have a nice space to display the collections and we invite all members of our school community to come and … Continue reading

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January begins with #Geniushour

We came back to school on Monday, January 6th, 2014 after a two week winter break. Part of my Morning Message on the SMARTBOARD: This afternoon we will have #geniushour. The excitement was palpable as the children “turned and talked” … Continue reading

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