"Symbiosis" is a word that few people would expect to hear a 3-year-old say, much less understand. At GEMS World Academy Chicago, an entire...Read More
According to a number of recent studies, more college-bound students are eschewing liberal arts majors like English and history for computer...Read More
This post was written by Johanna Schooley, librarian at GEMS World Academy Chicago.
Gone are the days when the only educational connections/links...Read More
Walk into the Design & Innovation Lab at GEMS World Academy Chicago, and you'll likely find yourself gripped by the desire to make something.Read More
This blog post was written by Taneal Sanders, Grade 5 teacher at GEMS World Academy Chicago.
Here I am, a 41-year-old woman, whose least favorite...Read More
The concept of social and emotional learning (SEL) in education has steadily gained traction in recent years. SEL both supports and enhances core...Read More
Why study art in school?
The question has asked been repeatedly over the years, often igniting passionate debate. One reason the question comes up...Read More
Parents and educators can find it challenging to get children of all ages motivated and excited about reading, especially in the digital age. A...Read More
Every year, global finance company Bloomberg conducts an exhaustive survey of recruiters to find out what skills are most in demand by employers,...Read More
The phenomenon of "fake news," while not new, became a popular topic of conversation during the 2016 presidential campaign, when numerous...Read More
The school environment is critical for a youth's social and academic development. Combined with home, family and social circles, school largely...Read More
The experience of reading has changed dramatically during the past decade or so. Traditional print books remain the format of choice for most...Read More
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...Read More
The beginning of spring can be a magical time for children, especially here in the Chicago area. After months spent huddling indoors on frigid...Read More
The creative use of technology is a big part of our educational approach at GEMS World Academy-Chicago. Starting in our youngest grades, teachers...Read More
When it comes to your child's education, the early years are some of the most important. A good preschool lays the foundation for a lifetime of...Read More
Education’s forgotten middle child?Read More
We are at a great turning point in education, one where increasing social and political pressures are making it harder for teachers to do their...Read More
We’ve all heard of the “Summer Slide” — where students can lose as much as 20 percent of what they’ve learned in school if there’s no stimulus...Read More
We know the world has drastically changed for our children. For them to be successful in today’s networked world, they will need new strategies...Read More