THE 'STEAM' CONCEPTS BEHIND OUR NATIONAL PASTIME

February 21, 2017

The Chicago White Sox, the world champion Chicago Cubs and every other Major League Baseball team have reported to Spring Training, which means...

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STUDENT REPORT CARDS: GOING BEYOND THE A,B,Cs

February 7, 2017

For generations, we have accepted letter grades like A, B, and C as fair and accurate measures of student performance. But a number of schools,...
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HOW GAMES CAN HONE SKILLS AND SPARK DISCOVERY

January 26, 2017

GEMS Middle School math teacher Richard Getzel writes this blog post about how the use of games in math class can help students master math...

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VALUE OF ROBOTICS GOES BEYOND SCIENCE CLASS

January 19, 2017

For years, the use of robotics in science and math lessons has been heralded as a way to bring an innovative and exciting teaching model to the...

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LEARNING BY EXPLORING THE OUTSIDE WORLD

January 12, 2017

 As part of the innovative Field Studies program at GEMS World Academy Chicago, students regularly venture outside our school walls to explore...

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THE UNIQUE BENEFITS OF A PREK-THROUGH-GRADE-12 SCHOOL

January 5, 2017

The school environment is critical for a youth's social and academic development. Combined with home, family and social circles, school largely...

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NEW YEAR'S TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

December 29, 2016

Americans ring in the new year with parties, countdowns, midnight kisses and the ball drop in Times Square. But what do people do in other...

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THE ROLE THAT THE 'A' PLAYS IN 'STEAM' EDUCATION

December 19, 2016

Schools across the country are adding an “A” to the course of study commonly known as STEM.
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DIGITAL OR PRINT, ENGAGEMENT WITH BOOKS IS WHAT MATTERS

December 7, 2016

 

The experience of reading has changed dramatically during the past decade or so. Traditional print books remain the format of choice for most...

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