I'm fairly certain that Guy Kawaski wasn't thinking of Genius Hour and Innovation Class when he gave this talk, but so much of it was directly applicable to what I plan to do with my new classes next year.
One idea I'm messing around with is creating a mantra. Not a 50 word mission statement, but a 2-4 word mantra. How can I sum up what we are doing with this class in a couple words?
- Create New Things Now
- Show Your Genius
- Think Outside the Box
- Flip the Script
I'm still messing around with ideas, but I'm getting to be comfortable with putting my thoughts out there before they're perfected.
Of course, this could be a good exercise for the students as well. Once they create a personal mantra, they can put a voice on their passion.