WHEN LEARNING INSPIRES STUDENTS TO TAKE ACTION

June 6, 2018

Taking action is one of the essential elements of the Primary Years Program, the first phase of the International Baccalaureate curriculum...

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WHY YOUNG LEARNERS SHOULD EXPLORE COMPLEX MATERIAL

May 18, 2018

"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...

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HOW STUDENT REFLECTION CAN BOOST LEARNING

February 22, 2018

Most of us can remember instances from our school days when we worked feverishly to complete assignments or projects by the due date. But after...

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SIX REASONS A DESIGN LAB IS ESSENTIAL FOR LEARNING

January 30, 2018

Walk into the Design & Innovation Lab at GEMS World Academy Chicago, and you'll likely find yourself gripped by the desire to make something.

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MOBILE LEARNING IS NOT JUST FOR STUDENTS

January 18, 2018

A foundational tenet of the mission at GEMS World Academy Chicago is that learning happens everywhere.

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EXPLORING THE ROLE OF ART IN PROPAGANDA 

December 15, 2017

Art as self-expression. Art as activism. Art as weapon.

A group of eighth-graders at GEMS World Academy Chicago recently explored the ways in...

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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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'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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