What’s expected in your weekly blog post?

With Genius Hour, there’s no curriculum for me to measure you against. There’s no quiz or test I can give you to check if you’ve learned what you set out to. Instead, you have to demonstrate your learning with your weekly blog post. There are two key elements I’d like you to cover: evidence of learning and reflection on learning.


Give me some proof that you’ve been working. That evidence might take the form of photos or video. That evidence might be a copy of the email you sent to an expert. It might be a description of a conversation you had with an expert. Don’t be afraid to showcase your first attempts and your failures; they’ll help to make it obvious that you’ve learned and improved by the end.


Think about what you’ve learned. Here are some possible sentence stems to include in your weekly post:

  • I was surprised…
  • … was harder than I expected.
  • … was easier than I expected.
  • Next time, I will…
  • If I were to do this again, I would…
  • My next steps will be…
  • I need to change…

Genius Hour Planning

In your blog post today, please share your plan. Some things to include:

  • What  are you going to learn about in the next few months?
  • If you achieve your goal, what will it look like? What will you have made or be able to do?
  • What are some of the steps you’ll need to make to get there?
  • What supplies will you need?
  • What might you need help with?