21st Century Learning · Blended Learning · Education Technology

What is Genius Hour in the classroom?

Genius Hour in the classroom is an approach to learning built around the student curiosity, self directed learning and passion-based work.

In traditional learning, teachers map out academic standards, and plan units and lessons based around those standards. In Genius Hour, students are in control, choosing what they study, how they study it, and what they do, produce, or create as a result. As a learning model it promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self directed learning.

Genius Hour

Where Passions Come Alive…

During genius hour students of all levels are empowered to explore their own passions. Discover how to transform your classroom into a place where students want to come in and learn.

Source: Terry Heick, teachthought,

Illustration by Preetham Shetty

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