Category Archives: Perserverance

Genius Hour – The Project Proposal.

Week 2:  Kicking off Genius Hour Now that Genius Hour has been officially introduced, the next step was to channel the students’ excitement into picking a topic. There are now 7 teachers at 2 middle schools who have either started … Continue reading

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20%Time, Genius Hour and Virtual Communities.

In 2013, I came across an interesting link on my Twitter feed.  The link led to a list of must read books related to education – one of which was Daniel Pink’s, Drive.  I ended up reading the book during … Continue reading

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      SMP #1:  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. On a weekend walk with colleague, Amy Marquis, we got into a conversation about perseverance.  She had been sharing conversations her 8th grade AVID students had regarding the topic of personal … Continue reading

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