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THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TEACHERS ASK ABOUT PASSION PROJECTS

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TEACHERS ASK ABOUT PASSION PROJECTS

There are so many questions teachers ask about Passion Projects. Passion Projects – just the word is terrifying to many many of us. If you’ve never tried them, now is a great time. They are a great end-of-the-year activity. Whenever you try something new, it can be a little frightening. It takes us out of […]

THE SECRET TO TEACHING YOUR KIDS TO WRITE SCARY STORIES

THE SECRET TO TEACHING YOUR KIDS TO WRITE SCARY STORIES SCARY STORY

You’re terrified. Your heart is pounding, and your chest feels like it’s going to EXPLODE!  You breathe faster and faster as sweat drips from your shaking hands. Are you going to die?  NO.  You’re just listening to a SCARY STORY. Being scared is exciting, right?  If it wasn’t, why would we go on haunted hayrides, […]

PASSION PROJECTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

PASSION PROJECTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Passion Projects and Genius Hour in the Classroom

Passion Projects were a staple in my gifted enrichment classroom in the 1970s.  Back in those days, we called them Type III enrichment activities (Renzulli Enrichment Model) or Independent Studies.  But thankfully, things changed as general education has embraced the concepts of thinking skills, creative production, and talent development. Today we see these activities implemented […]