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HOW UNITS OF STUDY 'TALK' IN THE IB CURRICULUM

November 14, 2017

Pre-K students at GEMS World Academy Chicago complete a unit on symbiosis, which revolves around the idea that humans and animals rely upon and...

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WHEN GRADES COLLABORATE AND LEARN FROM EACH OTHER

October 31, 2017

Schools serving a student population that spans pre-K through Grade 12 can offer a unique benefit — the chance for younger and older students to...

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HOW TO SPARK ENGAGEMENT IN YOUR TEENAGER

October 11, 2017

Is your teen lackluster about school? Do you worry that she seems to be, not failing exactly, but disengaged or apathetic about class? If so,...

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THE ROLE OF SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN A CURRICULUM

September 18, 2017

The concept of social and emotional learning (SEL) in education has steadily gained traction in recent years. SEL both supports and enhances core...

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'FAILURE' CAN BE A POSITIVE TOOL IN THE CLASSROOM

August 29, 2017

In a highly competitive and achievement-driven culture, the thought of failure as a positive outcome in the classroom can seem counterintuitive...

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THE LINK BETWEEN ART EDUCATION AND CRITICAL THINKING

August 7, 2017

Why study art in school?

The question has asked been repeatedly over the years, often igniting passionate debate. One reason the question comes up...

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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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