Tomorrow is Genius Day
The students in my class have spent most of the term working at their own pace on their various projects. Some have made good progress from initial idea, to a plan and recently the product, however, tomorrow our room will be host to Genius Day. Up until now they have been given an hour here or there every week plus any time the have chosen to put into their projects at home. Tomorrow, will be much different than previous Genius Time, it will be a day solely dedicated to working on the product of the projects. I must say that I am anxiously awaiting our day for genius. For some students, they will continue to develop the products of their ideas while other will take their first leap beyond idea and begin constructing, making, creating, testing, experimenting and more. I have prepared those who have yet to leap, with the thought in mind that it is better to try and fail than to never try at all. Because in the end a successful project is one where there is/was evidence of learning during the process and whether they achieve what they set out to achieve as far as their product will not affect the outcome. So here is to tomorrow and an excellent day of inquiry, exploration and creation.
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