What is Genius Hour?
The students will participate in a program called Genius Hour or 20% Time. This is a project-based program relying heavily on research and student inquiry. Every Monday your student has me, they will be able to work on their projects in class. The projects range from writing books to starting businesses, many of which become very successful. I act as a mentor in helping students develop and improve their projects over the course of the year; however, because of the wide range of student interests, I don’t always have the expertise to help students in their project endeavors. Later in the year I may ask for parent volunteers to come in to class to help with the projects. Mentors in practically all expertise are beneficial, and I will be contacting you asking for help in a few months. I encourage you to watch the video below for a quick overview of how it works.