So search engine giant Google had this neat idea a few years ago to allow its engineers to spend 20% of their time working on things that really interested them – the goal being to inspire creativity and indirectly increase productivity. Some significant innovations came out of Google’s 20% time. Well-publicized “20% products” have included things such as Google News, G-mail, and AdSense.Classrooms the world over should be able to create passionate, lifelong learners the same way Google has.
It starts with empowering students to embrace their own learning. It's called a "Genius Time" concept.
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