Thursday, April 27, 2017

How to Create Passionate Lifelong Learners Around the World

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How do you encourage students the world over to come up with an idea that is their own and belongs to no one else?  It goes like this.
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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