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How about a ‘Genius Hour’ at your school or in your classroom?For an hour a day at Centennial Arts Academy, a group of fifth-graders get to take a break from the usual structure to learn about anything they want to. This is where kids get to pursue a “passion project” that really interests them — no tests or curriculum, just the joy of learning. For example some students used genius hour to build a model roller coaster, learning about engineering and math in the process.

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