Yesterday, after my SDAWP follow-up, I was talking to my friend Linda about Genius Hour. Linda is an amazing K-1 teacher who has done a lot of work in her classroom on student-centered learning. She suggested I watch a TedTalk video by Sugata Mitra called The Child-Driven Education.
Wow! The video was inspiring. However, it made me realize that, in the future, my job as a teacher may become obsolete. Perhaps I can be a “granny in the cloud” and just be there to support. It would be amazing if I could get my students to be problem-solvers, thinkers, creators, and innovators instead of just receptacles of information. This is what I hope will be an outcome of Genius Hour in my classroom. I don’t know what will happen. This could fail miserably, or this experience will be so wonderful that I will have to do it again! I hope it is the latter.