School and The Aha Moment: Making Way for Good Ideas
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School and The Aha Moment: Making Way for Good Ideas

Originally posted on It's All About the View:
The purpose of attending school is to learn.  Learning is about skills and ideas.  Each school, according to its mission, cultivates different types of learning.  Some concentrate on college-level content, others: skills, and more recently, some are now making more room in the curriculum for creativity.…

Educating Millenials in the Anxiety Era: Getting Real
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Educating Millenials in the Anxiety Era: Getting Real

Originally posted on It's All About the View:
While many books and articles label young people today as the narcissistic “Me Generation”, we must be careful not to overlook the roots of this condition.   As a society, we  have participated in creating a culture that has unknowingly stripped children of some essential human…

Beyond the Moon in Education: ‘…not because it is easy, but because it is hard’
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Beyond the Moon in Education: ‘…not because it is easy, but because it is hard’

Originally posted on It's All About the View:
It has been nearly 45 years since we first landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.  Say what you want about the 1960’s, but the one thing the decade most certainly got right was its ability to encourage children to dream big. Somewhere between JFK’s…

Grandview Students Become Published Authors
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Grandview Students Become Published Authors

A visit from teen author Alex Watson spurred a writing craze at Grandview. Alex is the author of Tsunami: A Novel and the creator of the Let’s Write Together movement. Through his website (www.letswritetogether.com) and appearances, Alex hopes to inspire families to write together as a way to foster relationships and hone the skill of writing. During … Continue reading

#SpaceSelfie Contest Winners Announced
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#SpaceSelfie Contest Winners Announced

  Congratulations to the winners of our #SpaceSelfie Contest! These lucky students will be the first to participate in the ARKYD Space Beta Selfies.  Check out our other finalists: The Beta Selfie will be the first trial of the ARKYD selfie cam, which will eventually take amazing pictures of Grandview students in space! Currently, Planetary Resources … Continue reading

Why Personalization?
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Why Personalization?

By Susan B. Rose, Personalized Learning Coordinator at Grandview Preparatory School The days of one specific curriculum recipe satisfying the needs of each student are over.  The educational structures set up for educating masses of children during the industrial era are not relevant today.  Scott Barry Kaufman (2013) proposes we consider students’ “personal characteristics and … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship: A Must for K-12 Education
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Entrepreneurship: A Must for K-12 Education

Entrepreneurship is all the rage.  Over the last ten years, colleges and universities have been adding entrepreneur classes and programs for both graduate and undergraduate students at warp speed– and now, entrepreneur centers and departments are a staple of higher education programs.  And it’s not limited to academia: businesses offer entrepreneurship workshops and trainings, books … Continue reading

It’s more than “just P.E.”
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It’s more than “just P.E.”

Browse any fitness blog or education twitter feed and you’re sure to find discussions about the implications of childhood obesity and the changing face of education.  Health and education are in the news all across the nation as schools grapple with budget cuts, the implementation of Common Core standards, and the quintessential question: how can … Continue reading

Holiday Greetings from Grandview!
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Holiday Greetings from Grandview!

The weather may be warm, but that does not stop us from getting into the holiday spirit here at Grandview! The month of December has been filled with celebrations and preparations for the holiday season.  Here is a glimpse of the holiday fun at GPS: Our upper school students kicked off the holiday season with … Continue reading

First Grade Teacher Mrs. Hayden Recognized as “Unsung Hero”
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First Grade Teacher Mrs. Hayden Recognized as “Unsung Hero”

Every Saturday (and sometimes even more often), first grade teacher Mrs. Kathleen Hayden dedicates her time to Horses Healing Hearts, a non-profit in Wellington that helps children of alcoholics and others with substance abuse issues through experiential learning with horses. Read about her experiences with Horses Healing Hearts here, or check out an image of … Continue reading