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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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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HOW TO AVOID SUMMER 'BRAIN DRAIN'

June 5, 2017

Having a summer vacation is a healthy chance for children to take a break from the routine of spending their days in the classroom, and it's an...

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HOW SCHOOLS, PARENTS CAN HELP KIDS IDENTIFY 'FAKE NEWS'

May 23, 2017

The phenomenon of "fake news," while not new, became a popular topic of conversation during the 2016 presidential campaign, when numerous...

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FOCUS ON A TRANSDISCIPLINARY UNIT: ACCESSIBILITY

May 4, 2017

A key component of the academic program at GEMS World Academy Chicago is that we tie disciplines together in our daily inquiries. This...

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WHY FEEDBACK FROM PEERS HELPS STUDENTS LEARN

April 26, 2017

Peer feedback — students offering constructive critiques of each other's work — is a key component of the learning process at many schools....
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