GEMS UPPER SCHOOL: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION ARRIVES IN CHICAGO

November 15, 2018

The way we look at education is changing. It makes sense that how we design school buildings would follow suit.

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CAN WE TALK? TIPS FOR COMMUNICATING WELL WITH KIDS

November 2, 2018

{This post was written by Scott Pasieka, Lower School counselor at GEMS World Academy Chicago.}

One of the many blessings that come with the...

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HOW STUDENTS CAN FIGHT THE PROCRASTINATION BUG

October 16, 2018

Procrastination is a common phenomenon that affects people of all ages and walks of life. In students, it often involves putting off studying for...

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CELEBRATING LITERACY DURING BANNED BOOKS WEEK

September 25, 2018

Banned Books Week, which took place Sept. 23-29 in the United States, is an event that celebrates the freedom to read, as well as the exchange of...

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TECH IN EDUCATION: A CATALYST FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

September 13, 2018

{Third in a 3-part series}

An iPad, a recording studio and a 3-D printer are just tools. But when used in thoughtful, purposeful ways, these...

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NEW GEMS HEAD DRAWN TO SCHOOL'S 'ENTREPRENEURIAL' SPIRIT

August 28, 2018

GEMS World Academy Chicago is happy to welcome Tom Cangiano as our new head of school. Mr. Cangiano brings to the role a rich background in...

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TECH IN EDUCATION: A TOOL FOR SELF-EXPRESSION

June 27, 2018

{Second in a 3-part series}

It wasn't that long ago that technology was seen as something that squashed, or at least hindered, creativity and...

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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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