Fear Not, the Genius Hour: Embrace the Unexpected.
Overall, students seemed to hesitantly fold themselves around the idea of Genius Hour - no friendly hugs, or a warm embraces of the concept, instead cool wrappings of their minds around the idea. A few students offered me the reaction of my dreams - "Mrs. Sutton! This is such a cool idea! I can't wait to get started!" Most, though, as I mentioned, offered a lukewarm reception. The good news is that no one balked at the idea completely. I will count THAT as a success.