Free Your Mind: Educational Agility in a Modern World
Academics / Middle School / Upper School

Free Your Mind: Educational Agility in a Modern World

By Jacqueline Westerfield, Grandview Preparatory School, Head of School Our world is changing by the second. Each day, we race to catch up with mounting responsibilities, media streams, and new projects. As a school leader,  I recently joined colleagues from across the globe at Columbia University to work extensively on exploring one big pressing question: … Continue reading

Grandview Joins the Maker Movement
Academics / Community / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

Grandview Joins the Maker Movement

The Maker Movement is a growing trend across the nation and the world that takes the philosophy of “learning by doing” to another level. The idea is that students learn more from tinkering, creating, designing, and building– and this learning is active, engaging, and innovative. The learning taking place from “making” is precisely the type of … Continue reading

Physics Students Compete in Grandview Regatta
Academics / Faculty / Upper School

Physics Students Compete in Grandview Regatta

Broadly speaking, the goal of physics is to understand how the universe behaves. It is fitting, then, that physics students should not be contained inside the walls of a classroom. Physics students at Grandview Preparatory School spend time building catapults, slingshots, and kites (and soon, gliders!). Their newest project: building a boat to compete in … 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…

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