What Is Genius Hour? An Overview For The Classroom

What Is Genius Hour? by TeachThought Staff Genius hour is an approach to learning where students are guided by their own interests, background knowledge, and curiosity to learn. From the outside looking in, it is less organized, less formal, and less standardized than traditional learning. Genius hour is truly ‘open-ended’ learning characterized by student self-direction,

TeachThought University Pre-Launch Survey |

TeachThought University Pre-Launch Survey by Terry Heick In the very near future, I will be soft-launching TeachThought University, an on-demand professional development platform for teachers and I’d love some pre-emptive feedback from you to make it better if you’ve got a few minutes. To help inform the design, we need some quick feedback from you.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 244 Teaching Different With Inquiry |

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 244 Teaching Different With Inquiry Drew Perkins talks with Dan Fouts, co-founder of Teach Different, about the challenges and potential and promise of teaching through inquiry. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Listen and subscribe on your favorite podcast player including: Also available on Google Music for subscribers! Thank You

Webinar: 4 Easy Ways To Promote Critical Thinking In Your Classroom

4 Easy Ways To Promote Critical Thinking In Your Classroom Join us for a quick 30 minute webinar on easy ways to integrate critical thinking in your classroom. Pre-register #kt-adv-heading_92811c-52, #kt-adv-heading_92811c-52 .wp-block-kadence-advancedheading, .wp-block-kadence-advancedheading.kt-adv-heading_92811c-52[data-kb-block=”kb-adv-heading_92811c-52″], .kadence-advanced-heading-wrapper .kt-adv-heading_92811c-52[data-kb-block=”kb-adv-heading_92811c-52″]{font-size:50px;line-height:60px;font-weight:700;font-family:Montserrat;color:#444;margin-top:1px;margin-bottom:20px;}#kt-adv-heading_92811c-52 mark, #kt-adv-heading_92811c-52 .wp-block-kadence-advancedheading mark, .kt-adv-heading_92811c-52[data-kb-block=”kb-adv-heading_92811c-52″] mark{padding:0px 0px 0px 0px;} Critical Thinking #kt-layout-id_b15198-ee > .kt-row-column-wrap{padding-bottom:0px;} #kt-adv-heading_71bed9-f9, #kt-adv-heading_71bed9-f9 .wp-block-kadence-advancedheading, .wp-block-kadence-advancedheading.kt-adv-heading_71bed9-f9[data-kb-block=”kb-adv-heading_71bed9-f9″], .kadence-advanced-heading-wrapper .kt-adv-heading_71bed9-f9[data-kb-block=”kb-adv-heading_71bed9-f9″]{font-size:20px;line-height:21px;font-weight:300;font-family:Montserrat;color:#444;margin-top:1px;margin-bottom:10px;}#kt-adv-heading_71bed9-f9

What Is A Gap Year? |

image attribution flickr user Tulane Public Relations What Is A Gap Year? The Pros And Cons For Students contributed by Kristen Goodmen After more than a decade in K-12 education, imagine having a whole year to do what you want whenever you want? What would you do? Sixty percent of college students every year discover

Maximizing Student Engagement With The XP-PEN And Microsoft Education Apps |

Maximizing Student Engagement With The XP-PEN And Microsoft Education Apps contributed by XP-PEN Graphics Tablets This post is sponsored by XP-Pen, manufacturers of a range of drawing tablets for artists, students, and other creative professionals. They have tutorials and eLearning resources for teachers here and are also Chromebook-compatible. You can read more about our affiliate