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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THE VALUE OF GAME-BASED LEARNING IN EDUCATION

May 26, 2015

Most kids love video games, but there continues to be debate on whether or not they have a place in the classroom.

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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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HOW TO COMMUNICATE BETTER WITH YOUR TEENAGER

April 10, 2015

 

Of all the stages in your child’s growth, the teenage years can be particularly challenging. Teenagers go through lots of developmental and...

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8 GREAT EDUCATIONAL APPS FOR CHILDREN

March 6, 2015

As early as infancy, children are fascinated by screens and by the time they reach pre-school, your kids are probably swiping your smart phone or...

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