DRAWING POWER: GRAPHIC NOVELS AS 'GATEWAYS TO LITERACY'

July 10, 2017

Parents and educators can find it challenging to get children of all ages motivated and excited about reading, especially in the digital age. A...

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HOW TRAVEL CAN ENRICH STUDENTS' MINDS

June 28, 2017

One of the ideas embedded in the academic approach at GEMS World Academy Chicago is that learning happens everywhere — not just within the...

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THE SKILLS TODAY'S STUDENTS NEED TO BE LEADERS TOMORROW

June 20, 2017

Every year, global finance company Bloomberg conducts an exhaustive survey of recruiters to find out what skills are most in demand by employers,...

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HOW TO AVOID SUMMER 'BRAIN DRAIN'

June 5, 2017

Having a summer vacation is a healthy chance for children to take a break from the routine of spending their days in the classroom, and it's an...

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HOW SCHOOLS, PARENTS CAN HELP KIDS IDENTIFY 'FAKE NEWS'

May 23, 2017

The phenomenon of "fake news," while not new, became a popular topic of conversation during the 2016 presidential campaign, when numerous...

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FOCUS ON A TRANSDISCIPLINARY UNIT: ACCESSIBILITY

May 4, 2017

A key component of the academic program at GEMS World Academy Chicago is that we tie disciplines together in our daily inquiries. This...

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WHY FEEDBACK FROM PEERS HELPS STUDENTS LEARN

April 26, 2017

Peer feedback — students offering constructive critiques of each other's work — is a key component of the learning process at many schools....
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Q-AND-A WITH SCIENCE 'NERD' KYLE HILL

April 3, 2017

Science writer and Internet personality Kyle Hill has cultivated a devoted following by exploring the connection between science and pop culture....

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WHY WE TEACH WRITING IN THE AGE OF TWITTER AND SNAPCHAT

March 24, 2017

At a time when so much information is shared via video content, hashtags or 140-character posts, it might seem that schools should devote less...
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