Matteson, A. (2016). It’s genius: Understanding genius hour and making it rock at your school. School Library Journal 62(10), 36-38.
This is a very comprehensive article about genius hour. Matteson discusses how genius hour is time set aside for student-driven research, where it’s not about tests but exploration. Since students get to choose their learning path, they are much more motivated. The teacher has the students check in and is available to help students through the learning process. Through exploration, failure may occurs, but it is welcome and support is available.
I highly recommend this article because it is very comprehensive and you will walk away with an understanding of what genius hour is and ideas of how to incorporate it into your classroom.