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…

Students to Test Shark-X Invention at Sandoway House Nature Center
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Students to Test Shark-X Invention at Sandoway House Nature Center

Rising Ninth Graders Created Arm Band Magnets to Repel Cartilaginous Fish Including Sharks and Stingrays Four Grandview Preparatory School students inspired by a class curriculum focused on magnets and magnetism last year during their 8th grade Introduction to Physical Science class will test their hypotheses and findings this weekend at the Sandoway House Nature Center. … Continue reading

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

Help Students Find Passion
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Help Students Find Passion

For some, it started during play time: setting up a class of stuffed animals, building cities of legos, or crafting the perfect pretend pie.  For others, a teacher or professor piqued an interest, or a personal experience meant choosing an alternate path.  We find our passions in different ways at different times, but it is the finding … Continue reading