Genius Hour Resources

Genius Hour is a time given during the school day to allow students to follow their passions and learn about topics that interest them.  Click on one of the buttons below to see some of the resources I’ve collected over the past several years.  Contact me at if you have any questions or would like to book me to present on Genius Hour.  


36 Replies to “Genius Hour Resources”

  1. WOW! Amazing resources. I’m just about to try out Genius hour here in Ireland with a class of 11 – 12 year olds and have been researching how it works in other classrooms. This page is really helpful and the videos you have included are very inspirational. Thank you for sharing so much

  2. Shelly Sanchez Terrell – Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, international speaker, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning: Ways to Launch EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, Learning to Go, and Teacher Reboot Camp. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert and ambassador for the U.S. Embassy. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and received a Bammy Award as the founder of #Edchat. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Savannah. She currently enjoys being a PBL elementary teacher and curriculum writer in Houston, Texas.
    Shelly Sanchez Terrell says:

    Hi Terri,

    I would like to contact you about presenting for the Reform Symposium online conference from Oct. 11th to 13th. We invite over 75000 teachers in 188 countries to attend for free. We personally invite each presenter. I ran into your blog a month ago and love your work. You can email me at ShellyTerrell at gmail, Twitter: @ShellTerrell, or, or

      1. Wow, this is really a hidden treasure for me! A big thanks to you Terri for sharing your ideas. I will try with my grade 2 class.

  3. Thnaks for all this information. Our school has been trying to improve our studets engaement in a range of different things over the past couple of years. Our principal discussed genius hour with us and I have struggled to have a starting point and more of an understanding till now. I have a year 4 class who are amazing students that I can not wait to see what they discover. Thanks for all this information it is fantastic.

  4. Thanks so much for these amazing resources! I almost can’t wait to get started refining Genius Hour in my classroom next year. Almost. I’m OK with enjoying summer vacation first. 😉

  5. There are so many great resources here. Thanks so much. Not only that, but u have also shared so much valuable and practical advice on how to actually start genius hour in the classroom. My team and I are about to embark on our genius journey in year 6 classrooms (11/12 year olds) in Australia. Thanks for ur insight.

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