A LOOK AHEAD AT YEAR 2 FOR GEMS WORLD ACADEMY

August 17, 2015

Geoff Jones, head of school at GEMS World Academy-Chicago, takes a look at the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for teachers, students and...

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EASING THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRANSITION

August 10, 2015

 It's that time again...

For many kids, few transitions are as thorny as the one leading from summer vacation to school.

The relative freedom of...

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STRIKING A BALANCE IN THE GREAT HOMEWORK DEBATE

July 28, 2015

Homework – the word alone can make students (and some parents) turn pale with dread. For generations, though, educators have relied on homework to...

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WE FLIP THE CLASSROOM, PARENTS FLIP THE HOME

July 9, 2015

It’s no secret that parental involvement in education translates directly to student success. At GEMS World Academy-Chicago, we often use the...

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AN EXPERIENTIAL CAPSTONE

June 10, 2015

GEMS World Academy-Chicago's middle-school students are finishing the school year by spending the week at the NIU Lorado Taft Outdoor Education...

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CELEBRATING TEACHERS IN AN ERA OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

June 1, 2015

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...

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A YEAR IN REVIEW

May 14, 2015

Our Head of School, Geoff Jones, reflects on GEMS World Academy-Chicago's first year and what we have to look forward to in the future.

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS' SKILLS SHARP OVER THE SUMMER

May 7, 2015

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...

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CULTIVATING A LOVE OF LITERATURE

April 23, 2015

By Karen Percak, Librarian and Media Specialist at GEMS World Academy-Chicago

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