WHAT YOUNG VIEWERS CAN LEARN FROM THE OLYMPICS

August 9, 2016

This summer, elite athletes from 205 countries are competing in more than 300 events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In addition to being a...

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UNSTRUCTURED FAMILY TIME A GOOD PLAN FOR SUMMER

July 18, 2016

While the summer months often conjure up thoughts of lazy days spent at the playground and under the sprinkler, this isn't the reality for many...

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LEADING GEMS WORLD ACADEMY WAS 'A TREMENDOUS HONOR'

July 1, 2016

Geoff Jones, the founding head of school at GEMS World Academy-Chicago, reflects on his time at GEMS as he retires from a 45-year career in...

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WHY RISK-TAKING IS IMPORTANT IN EDUCATION

June 8, 2016

Taking risks is part of the academic culture at GEMS World Academy-Chicago. In keeping with the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile, which...

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GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP IN ACTION AT GEMS

May 28, 2016

Global citizenship is a cornerstone value of GEMS World Academy-Chicago, one that defines both our approach and our community.

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THE POWER OF SERVICE LEARNING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

May 20, 2016

Design thinking and a commitment to service intersected throughout the semester for Middle School students at GEMS World Academy-Chicago.

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

May 8, 2016

GEMS World Academy-Chicago is committed to forming lasting relationships between our faculty and parents to create a nurturing environment for our...

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THE VALUE OF PLAY IN EARLY-CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

April 26, 2016

The old adage warning against a life of "all work and no play" actually may be true, at least when it comes to early-childhood learning. Research...
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BEATING THE RAINY-DAY BLUES ... WITH NO ADDED SCREEN TIME

March 24, 2016

The beginning of spring can be a magical time for children, especially here in the Chicago area. After months spent huddling indoors on frigid...

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