Project based learning is becoming popular in schools all over the world as a way to engage learners, make learning more meaningful and give students the opportunity to explore something they are passionate about.
Project Genius provides a practical, step by step guide to implementing ‘Genius Hour’ in your classroom to foster opportunities for students to develop ownership, time & resource management, accountability, and so much more, in a real world context.
Project Genius will walk you through:
- The 7 steps of Genius Hour which provide a clear structure and pathway from beginning to end.
- Practice protocols for giving presentations and feedback
- Solutions to common challenges and ways to assist struggling students
- Ways to enrol and engage parents into the process
- The skills and dispositions that will enhance students lifelong learning
- Five teachers perspectives of how this process works and operates in their classrooms, their top tips and advice to get you thinking about possibilities in your classroom.
If you want to maximise your students learning, in a real world way – this book is for you!
Part One . Project Genius
Chapter 1: Benefits of Genius Hour
Chapter 2: The Process of Genius Hour
Chapter 3: The Mechanics of How
Chapter 4: Assessment
Chapter 5: Common Challenges
Chapter 6: Struggling Students
Chapter 7: Explaining to Parents
Chapter 8: Underlying Assumptions
Chapter 9: Final Thoughts
Part Two Practical Ideas from the Classroom
Chapter 10: A Game Changer: Simon Ashby
Chapter 11: A Rite of Passage: Miriam Bell
Chapter 12: A Bigger Impact: Rachel O’Connell
Chapter 13: A Whole Class Project: Nik Edwards
Chapter 14: Beyond The Basics: Kyle Hattie
Here’s what others have said…
-Arthur L Costa, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, California State University Sacramento
-Steve Francis. Leading Aussie educator and creator of the Happy School program
Learning today requires a different approach than ‘sit and git.’ Genius Hour increases commitment and engagement on the part of students. Teachers who facilitate more project based learning accelerate self-directness on the part of students. Educators can take the role of designing the learning environment rather than only transferring content knowledge. Don’t do for students what they can do for themselves. They will get content and the process of learning.
William A. Sommers, PhD