8.26.2016

How Genius Hour Benefits The Entire School

By AJ Juliani

"Have you ever met an adult who doesn’t really love what they do, but just goes through the motions in their job and everyday life? Have you spoken with men and women who constantly complain, showing no visible passion for anything in the world?


I’m sure that, like me, you have met those people. I’ve also seen the making of these adults in schools across our country: students who are consistently being 'prepared' for the next test, assessment, or grade level . . . only to find out after graduation that they don’t really know what they are passionate about. These are the same students who are never allowed to learn what they want in school. Forced down a curriculum path that we believe is 'best for them,' they discover it is a path that offers very little choice in subject matter and learning outcomes."