Genius Hour integrates knowledge, skill, and purpose for learning through student-centered and student-driven work. In each cycle students identify a personal passion project or problem they want to solve that becomes the content for the cycle. They research their content and create a display, video, website, or such to communicate their learning to others. Teachers serve as facilitators of learning by providing direct instruction of procedural concepts, giving feedback and monitoring progress of project design, evaluation, and iteration and presentation. In the words of one student, “Genius Hour allows us to discover a self manifested sense of purpose.” That is its true value.
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