Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom

By AJ Juliani, 7 comments

In January of 2012 I launched the “20% Project (like Google)” in my class. I had no idea at the time how this project would change my teaching forever. Since then I’ve been an advocate for “inquiry-based education” — where students are able to learn what they want to learn in school.

This book brings together my own classroom experience, research in the field, and stories from a variety teachers, leaders, and learners using 20% Time and Genius Hour. If we want our students to change the world, we must change our classrooms to foster inquiry and innovation.

 What They’re Saying About the Book

“If you want to prepare kids for the realities of life in an intensely competitive economy, then you must look beyond the classroom. This book suggests exciting and doable ways to bring the ideas of the best creative minds from around the world into your class.”  –Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive

“AJ Juliani has written the definitive how-to manual on genius hour, 20% time, and project based learning. As a teacher, it makes me happy to see so many practical classroom examples and ideas I can use tomorrow with my students. If you want to be an engaging 21st century educator, this book is for you.” –Vicki Davis, author of Reinventing Writing and the Cool Cat Teacher Blog

“Inquiry is the engine that drives innovation,” writes AJ Juliani, a Technology Staff Developer, consultant, and former teacher who lives out this truth and delves into it in Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom. AJ’s expertise in fostering students’ curiosity and passion will guide educators in creating progressive inquiry-based learning environments and preparing students for the future. AJ’s book is essential reading for anyone with a desire to change education–and the world–for the better!” –Angela Maiers, Choose2Matter founder and author of The Passion-Driven Classroom