- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: Dave Burgess Consulting, Incorporated (Aug. 16 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988217627
- ISBN-13: 978-0988217621
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 45.4 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #216,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Independent learning and autonomy; it's Pure Genius
July 25, 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
2 people found this helpful.
When the phrase "Genius Hour" became trendy a few years ago, many teachers attempted to work it into their classrooms. After all, what could be bad about giving students a little autonomy? Most teachers give up on Genius Hour strategies because their students can't handle the loss of structure. Don Wettrick takes Genius Hour to a hole new level--showing teachers how to turn innovation and autonomy into an everyday classroom miracle. Best of all, Wettrick outlines the key steps to cultivating innovation throughout the week and throughout the school year. From brainstorming Mondays to blog/vlog and feedback Fridays, Pure Genius provides everything teachers need to revolutionize teaching and learning. Throw out your worksheets and workbooks and grab Pure Genius. Then, watch your classroom transform into a vibrant room filled with independent learners.
A clear and concise story on how to innovate in education
September 8, 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
7 people found this helpful.
I've seen the author speak and the best compliment I can give on this book is that it's like sitting across from him listening to his enthusiasm, his ideas and experience in innovating education. It's been a pleasant read and has given me an insight into the challenges in education today, the common core and the authors' take on it. Don Wettrick is honest about the mistakes he has made along the way and open about the challenges he has faced. I like the way he mentioned the importance of engaging other teaching staff and the lessons he learned from his faillure to do so initially. To me this gives it a real quality which a gung ho story mentioning only successes would not have had. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a jumpstart in starting innovative classes for students.
Highly Recommend for ANY Educator!
June 26, 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
You've heard that you can't judge a book by its cover? You also know there is an exception to every rule. In this case...you CAN judge a book by its cover! Don Wettrick's book really IS Pure Genius! You don't have to have a classroom of your own to pull great ideas from this book! The idea of 20% Time, also known as Passion Projects, Genius Hour, or as Don's Innovation Class, will resonate with educators no matter what your current assignment/title/role! Go ahead and "BUY IT NOW" already! It's well-worth your time! I couldn't put it down and can't wait to implement Don's ideas with my own after school club next year!
Teachers. Disenfranchised? Jaded? Get re-energized!
March 24, 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
I heard Don Wettrick speak today and bought the book over lunch. He has my wheels turning because he compiled concrete ideas about the teacher I want to be, but never knew how to start. Read this book now, especially if you are questioning the state of our educational system. The author also shares his inspiration for innovation which will extend my learning. Now only if I didn't need any sleep!
June 25, 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Love this book. Great ideas I plan on implementing in my Entrepreneurship class! Love the open source learning concept and encouraging students to create real businesses and solutions!