Teaching students effectively means getting to know them -- and their passions


Think back to when you were still in school. What do you tend to remember most? Do you think back to the unique field trips you went on? The cool science experiments? What about a favorite teacher?

For me, it was projects and Mrs. Gianni. That’s what I remember most about school and the teacher that comes to mind. Mrs. Gianni had blond hair that always looked like it needed to be dyed. She was young and energetic. I also remember the way she made me feel, her high expectations, how...

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  • About the Author:

    Jill Badalamenti is technology integration coach at Reed School in Missouri. She has presented on Genius Hour at various conferences and has facilitated the Genius Hour EdcampVoxer chat room.