Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Genius Makers Unfolding

Genius Makers Unfolding

Here is your peek at a moment in our classroom during Genius Maker time…

Things to notice:

  • Behavior
  • Collaboration
  • Thought Process
  • Innovation
  • Student Driven

When students have freedom of choice (materials used, project ideas, group members, etc), innovation, collaboration and leadership skills naturally thrive. We, (the teachers) are no longer running classroom behavior management systems, rather we are letting our environment set the tone.

How this began...
We started with "What do you do with an idea?" unit.

We read some of the books in the unit, we showed a few inspirational videos.
Students naturally began using the word "blueprints" instead of design sheets.  So of course we had to change too.

We continued to guide students and ask about their thinking.  

"How wonderful is it that no one needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Anne Frank

If you are a member of our closed Facebook group Two Sassy Apples for Educators then you have free access to all the units/handouts.

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