This year, we are going full force with our version of Genius Hour. We call our take-Curiosity Cafe. Cafe because I want the classroom environment to be warm, inviting, and social-without traditional boundaries and restrictions. I want an atmosphere of comfort and respect. And, judging from our Classroom Culture activity, my students want that too! They want to enjoy learning again. They want to collaborate and create. And, if all goes well, they want to celebrate!
I am excited for 2017-2018 and hope my students live up to the challenge. The one I remind them of daily. The one I have reminded students of in some form or another for 30 years...Work Hard, Get Smarter, Be Nice!
Students will keep track of their progress at curiositycafe.edublogs.org/ Join the conversation!