6 Ways to Start Curiosity Hour in your school.



6 Ways to Start Curiosity Hour in your school. 

Have you ever been frustrated with the lack of time in a school day? As educators we teach several classes, eat lunch, plan our lessons, and then try to find the time to collaborate. I know as a principal, I am not a big fan of how little time we have for professional development. I am always comparing our PD time to successful companies. I don’t think too many Fortune 500 companies set up training at the end of the day. This rationale is why we decided to implement curiosity hour in our school. Some have called it creativity time and genius hour. I initially heard about the idea from Google, where employees can use up to 20% of their time, in various ways, to develop ideas to support the company. Can I just say this is GENIUS!? I always heard about the concept but never really understood it until I read the book, How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg. They stated, “It’s not about time, it’s about freedom and 20% time maybe the best educational program a company can have.”




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