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Google’s 80/20 Principle Applies to Students

How 30 Minutes a Day Can Increase Your Intelligence –

How Geniuses Think (skip to second half) –

Five Steps To Becoming an Expert –

The”Best” Resources For Learning about the 10,000 Hour Rule and Deliberate Practice, collected by Larry Ferlazzo

20% Projects are 100% Awesome


What is Genius Hour?

Genius Hour: Follow Your Passion

Personal Learning and Creation Time by Philip McIntosh
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Mr. Rogers Remix – Garden of Your Mind –

Caine’s Arcade –

Caine’s Arcade… the sequel! –

Pep Talk from Kid President to You –

13-Year-Old Genius Builds Generators – Self-Taught African Teen Wows MIT

Richard St. John – The Power of Passion –

Matt Cutts – Try Something New for 30 Days –

What is Curation? –

Everyday Leaders –

How to Start a Movement –

Thomas Suarez – 12-Year-Old iPhone App Developer –

William Kamkwamba – 14-Year-Old Who Read a Book and Made a Windmill for His Family –

Amy Purdy – Living Beyond Limits –

How Fiction Can Influence Real-World Events –

Adora Svitak – What Adults Can Learn from Kids –

Derek Sivers – Obvious to you. Amazing to Others –

IDEO Shopping Cart Design –

Here’s to the Crazy Ones….Think Different –

How much do you want it? (Blind skateboarder) –

What’s Your Sentence? (From Drive, by Daniel Pink) –

Five Minutes (a Day) to Change the World –


Kathleen Furtado – History of Bow Ties

Shayla – Sewing a Bunny

Burke Baehr – What’s Wrong With Our Food System? –

Natalie Warne – Anonymous Extraordinares –!

Tara Suri & Niha Jain – Learning to Fail –

Arianna Huffington – How to Succeed? Get More Sleep –

Audri’s Rube Goldberg Monster Trap



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