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20 Time - Inspiring Students through Self Guided Research

A new concept in education that has quickly gained traction is the concept of “20-Time”. Simply put, the concept allows students 20% of their class time to work on and explore a topic of their choice. It promotes autonomy, mastery and purpose. Students need more autonomy to develop their own learning, mastery to “supercharge” intrinsic motivation, and purpose to stimulate passion.
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20 Time - Inspiring Students through Self Guided Research
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Why "20% Time" Is Good for Schools

    4 minute read
    John Cork says:
    This must-read article, written by a teacher and published on Edutopia, explains the concept of 20% time…specifically what it is, how it improves student learning and where it evolved from. The article breaks down and explains why 20% time is valued by students, parents, educators and administrators. Here you'll find a great quote that resonated with me, ‘Using 20% time allowed me to teach above the test, and my students finally understood that learning doesn't start or end with schooling.”
  • John Cork says:
    20time.org’s mission statement reads, “Students will be future ready if you give them time”. This website is a must-read resource for any educator interested in 20% Time. It contains information on “How” to implement the practice via the highly-informative "20 Time in 5 Steps". Also, be sure and check out the student artifact section for examples of student work.
  • John Cork says:
    “What education has failed to recognize over the past 200 years is the uniqueness of every one of our students.” I love this quote featured on the blog and appreciate how the blog authors offer 20% time as a solution. Find out how to implement 20-Time in your own teaching practice with this informative blog. Also, be sure and check out the listing of 20-Time project ideas.
  • ajjuliani.com
    ajjuliani.com

    The Complete Guide to 20% Time (and Genius Hour) in the Classroom

    5 minute read
    John Cork says:
    This free-course is offered by a teacher who has successfully instituted "20 Time" in their own teaching practice. The course is divided into 4 learning modules: Why 20% Time; How to Get Started; Navigating the Project’s Ups and Downs; Final Presentations, Grading and Reflections. I highly recommend this course as it covers everything you'll need to get started with 20% Time.
  • John Cork says:
    This concise 1:39 minute video made with PowToon lists 10-steps for implementing 20% time in your own classroom. It can be used to inform both teachers and students as the video provides excellent guidelines for your next "20% Time" initiative. Tips include selecting a topic your passionate about, writing a proposal, choosing an adult mentor and presenting.
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