What Is Genius Hour?

What Is Genius Hour?

What is Genius Hour? Genius Hour, also known as 20% Time or Passion Projects, is an educational approach that encourages students to spend a dedicated portion of their school week working on projects of their own choosing. These projects are driven by students'...

What Is Critical Thinking And Why Is It So Important?

What Is Critical Thinking And Why Is It So Important?

What Is Critical Thinking And Why Is It So Important? In a world inundated with information, where the ability to discern truth from falsehood is paramount, the skill of critical thinking is an increasingly important skill. Critical thinking is not merely a set of...

How Teachers Can Help Overcome The Limits Of Meritocracy

How Teachers Can Help Overcome The Limits Of Meritocracy

How Teachers Can Help Overcome The Limits Of Meritocracy by Matthew Byars So as a middle school teacher for about 25 years, I’ve learned a few tricks. One of them is that if the kids aren’t engaged in what you’re working on, you’re wasting your time. Another is that...

Student Engagement: Both Cognitive And Behavioral

Student Engagement: Both Cognitive And Behavioral

  Student Engagement: Both Cognitive And Behavioral   by Drew Perkins, Director of ThoughtStretchers Education Engagement is a buzzword in education. While behavioral engagement and capturing student imagination, which involves visible actions and participation,...

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