Teacher Adam Schoenbart gives his students an hour a week to pursue a topic that interests them – and it has transformed their engagement


Half a century ago, a scientist called Art Fry added a little glue to the back of a piece of paper – and created the Post-it.


Fry made this stationary staple at the science and technology company 3M during “15% time” – a scheme that allowed employees to spend 15% of their time pursuing their own ideas rather than simply completing tasks set by managers.


It’s not the only occasion this approach has resulted in creative innovation. Richard Drew, again at 3M, created masking tape using the same approach and it was during Google’s famous “20% time” that Gmail was created. If it works for businesses, could it work for schools?

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theguardian.com

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