Genius Hour with Joy Kirr










TWT #27 — Genius Hour


Watch this for an introduction to #GeniusHour


Show Notes

Joy is a 7th grade ELA teacher at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heightands, Illinois. She has implemented genius hour projects with all of her classes. You can’t find a blog post about genius hour without a comment from Joy. She is a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a grandma… and a passionate NBCT. Joy is a strong advocate for #Geniushour, geocaching, and edcamps. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to engage more readers
  • A working definition for #Geniushour
  • How to begin incorporating #Geniushour
  • How to help students develop ideas for #Geniushour
  • Ways to inform parents about what happens in the classroom
  • Sample #Geniushour guiding questions for research 
  • What skills students gain during #Geniushour


#Geniushour LiveBinder

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