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Genius hour Learning from failure

Some classrooms are adopting “genius hour” time — inspired by Google’s 20% time idea — to allow students to pursue passion projects. But how do students spend their time? 140305114338-05-genius-hour-horizontal-gallery
Here, fourth grader Mushkale Uppal collaborated with friends to build a robot for genius hour in Robyn Thiessen’s class at Green Timbers Elementary in Surrey, British Columbia. “It opened up my creative side,” he said.

Mushkale’s classmate Kiran Rai says she learned an important lesson while attempting to make cookies in the shape of sunglasses for genius hour: It’s OK to mess up.Screen shot 2014-03-17 at 6.37.32 AM She also discovered she could learn from mistakes to improve her technique and that she could pivot — that led to these tasty cookie flowers with licorice for stems.

“I asked my students what they liked about this project and the most common response was that they loved the freedom to explore what they are passionate about instead of just doing the work they have been assigned by teachers. That freedom is what motivates them to explore big ideas and take ownership of their learning.Screen shot 2014-03-17 at 6.39.53 AM

 

 

The Lucky Lucid Dreamer

Lucid dreaming is awareness of the fact that you are dreaming. This awareness can range from very faint recognition of the fact to something as momentous as a broadening of awareness beyond what has ever been experienced even in waking life. Lucid dreams usually occur while a person is in the middle of a regular dream and suddenly realizes that they are dreaming. Once you realize this, you have the ability to control your dreams, which is pretty much the most essential part of lucid dreaming.

My Experiences: Im a very visual person. I think in pictures over words most of the time. When it comes time to sleep my habit of being a visual thinker carries over into the dream world. There has been times were it felt as if i were living two lives. I would wake up live out my normal day then go to sleep and be on the run from police for robbing  a bank or some wild scheme. My lucidity seems to come back full power whenever I dont partake in the marijuana festivities. From what i have read marijuana will  suppress REM (rapid eye movement) sleep which is related to the dream state. After that week of having what I like to say was “too many dreams” I am careful with what I watch on television and play on the radio. All forms of entertainment leave imprints on the mind which can echo back to you in all types of ways.  I will post logs of my detailed dreams soon!

Wiki How To Attain Lucid Dreams Here