Today, we continued to dig into Exhibition by spending some time thinking about something we’ve been wanting to think about but didn’t have time.
We’re calling it Passion Hour. Actually, it’s more like three hours.
The goal: Create or inquire into something you really want to know.
Time: 3 hours this week
What can students do: Anything they are excited about and want to learn more about.
We differentiated between “free time” and inquiry time where they can look into their own ideas and investigate what they want.
We were inspired by Google, Apple and now LinkedIn who give time to their employees to create. See Wired magazine’s article about this:
We were inspired by this video introducing Genius Hour (we’re calling it passion hour). Thank you to Gallit Zvi:
We also watched the Ellen show about young inventors. Students were beginning to get ideas.
Some initial planning and students were off exploring. By Friday, students will present their inquiries. They’re pulling apart computers and calculators (all old ones), searching out things they can do with felt and yarn, starting a novel, figuring out how to make a stop-motion movie.
We all can’t wait to learn more.