Later in the year, another boy brought me a piece of peanut butter cup pie that he made. Again, who, what, why?
Another year, I had a girl who taught herself to play guitar.
I've had students who aren't afraid to tear into their cars and fix something.
Others who have taught themselves new languages.
Last year, I had students who put together their own gaming computers.
And not one of these students learned any of this in school.
They read for information. They connect with others from whom they want to learn. They watch videos. They try and fail. They try again.
They learn amazing things and show that learning in incredible ways. And none of that learning is done in school.
And this is why, once again, I am introducing Genius Time to my freshmen. I want them to find their passions. I want them to learn about things they truly care about. I want them to try and fail and try again.
We're going to begin this week by watching a couple of videos explaining what genius time is. I also want to show them this.
Exploring our passions. Trying something new. Learning for learning's sake. That's why we'll do Genius Time again this year.