Tag Archives: #geniushour

Play: A Four Letter Word To Embrace

I’ve been thinking about play (when am I not thinking about play), reading about the importance of play here and here and watching children at play. Children playing at home, at school, in the classroom, on the recess yard and in the supermarket. … Continue reading

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Teaching Also A Craft

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve put pencil to paper to share my thinking. Not that I haven’t been “thinking” and reflecting but time rushes by as I visit my grandkids and continue to sub, having an opportunity to … Continue reading

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My Take On Curriculum

Why am I so attracted to the concept of geniushour, makerspaces, innovation, PBL (Project Based Learning) and the like. I often think about this as I read posts or tweets from teachers about the curriculum and getting ready for school. I guess … Continue reading

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Missing Parts

I wonder who else sits on their front porch and questions what happened to their missing parts? I’m sitting here thinking about what I’ve missed as I’ve focused on”Teacherhood.” Not the parenting or grandparenting, not time with my husband because Teacherhood, … Continue reading

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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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Make It Your Own

I’ve been reading many posts about “winding down” which ultimately leads to reflections and questions. And that’s a good thing. I’m going to try to combine two ideas that are interrelated into one post. No longer in the classroom I … Continue reading

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Choice Time

Listening to kids is part of the job. Understanding the multiple layers of what they’re saying is an art! It really helps to either have background knowledge in child development, years of  experience or good old fashioned intuition. And all … Continue reading

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