P3 #62 Joy Kirr

By Noa Daniel

Passionate educators connect weekly to address questions, explore perspectives and learn from each other.

Joy Kirr is a passionate educator. She is the author of the book Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom, but she is a 7th grade ELA teacher first. Joy enjoys being known as a “Genius Hour Evangelist,” and is grateful for how her students have stepped up their learning while giving and receiving feedback in lieu of grades. She also runs the #ShiftThis chats. She is also recognized for her Live Binders, like portfolios that organize digital content, from Genius Hour/20% Time to The First Five Days and more. Her Genius Hour LiveBinders site has had almost a million visits.