My 10-Year-Old Inspired This Genius Learning Activity

Kesha Dougan
Posted: May 1, 2018

Today’s Tiny Topic is inspired by my 10-year-old daughter, Shae. Woot!

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This learning activity is pure GENIUS!!! This is an elementary activity that my daughter does in school. Every month, each student is encouraged to pick a topic they are interested in. It can be anything! Once a week, they spend one hour in class researching that topic — for no other reason than just to learn about something they are interested in. That’s it! This activity allows them to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. What a brilliant, simple concept that can also be applied to ADULTS!!! My favorite life-long learning motto is —

You are either green and growing or you are ripe and rotten! Click To Tweet

Genius Hour is a great way to keep us, as learning professionals, green and growing!

Here’s How It Works

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Choose Your Topic 

What pops into your mind right now…what do you want to explore? What would you love to learn about? Pick a topic! Is it Storyline? PowerPoints? Virtual reality?

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  1. Pick a Time

Put a recurring weekly meeting with yourself on your calendar — label it GENIUS HOUR!

  1. Be Green

Now all that left for you is to “grow” forth and be green by researching your topic! You can fill this Genius Hour by watching webinars, listening to podcasts, reading blogs, and maybe even talking to experts on the subject. The possibilities are endless!

P.S. Shae’s current Genius Hour topic is Shea Butter — I would love to hear what you choose! Comment below with your first Genius topic!

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