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 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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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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WHY RISK-TAKING IS IMPORTANT IN EDUCATION

June 8, 2016

Taking risks is part of the academic culture at GEMS World Academy-Chicago. In keeping with the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile, which...

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THE POWER OF SERVICE LEARNING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

May 20, 2016

Design thinking and a commitment to service intersected throughout the semester for Middle School students at GEMS World Academy-Chicago.

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HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD BE A GOOD 'DIGITAL CITIZEN'

January 5, 2016

The creative use of technology is a big part of our educational approach at GEMS World Academy-Chicago. Starting in our youngest grades, teachers...

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KEEPING MIDDLE-SCHOOLERS INTERESTED IN READING

December 15, 2015

When J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published in 1997, kids weren't the only ones who were thrilled with the mega...

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THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES OF THE MIDDLE-SCHOOL YEARS

September 15, 2015

Education’s forgotten middle child?

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