I am reposting this to the newly formed collaborative site geniushour.ca. It outlines the important role Genius Hour has in creating personalized learning opportunities for students.
I feel the importance of personalizing learning for students should be at the forefront of any discussion relating to education and Genius Hour does that. We want to find ways to engage students as learners and creators of inquiry driven content. Students want to feel connected to the learning that is happening in their classroom and the standardization of learning across North America does not do that. Students in many classrooms around North America are motivated by letter grades and percentages and NOT LEARNING! Students in our classrooms are like adults in the real world. If you do not engage them in their learning then they will not know how to learn and not want to learn. How else can you explain large chunks of the population dropping out from school?
Please check out this journal article published in Educational Leadership. “Special Report: Why Students Drop Out” by Amy Azzam…
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