I love a good book about education, teaching, learning or anything that challenges my thinking and helps me grow. Today I finished, Innovators Mindset by George Couros. If you don’t already follow him on Twitter or his blog…you should! I highly recommend this book to every teacher, administrator and anyone wanting to create a culture of creativity.
Today I floated in the pool as I finished the book. I got out at one point to grab a pencil to take some notes. I floated, read and took notes all while thinking…What if? Reading his book reminded me of a conference I went to last year and heard Angela Maiers, yes you should follow her too. She talked about #GeniusHour, which Couros also referred to in his book. I had no idea that Google allows their staff to spend 20% of their time focusing on what they think will benefit Google…it is how gmail was created. What if we provided time like this for our teacher? Innovative Learning. What if we created #GeniusHour for our kids? Innovative Learning.
I’m interested to learn if anyone uses #GeniusHour at the high school level. I would love to connect with you to learn.