A Magical Update from Grandview’s Harry Potter Class…
Academics / Middle School

A Magical Update from Grandview’s Harry Potter Class…

We started the semester by studying the magical events that lead Harry Potter and his friends, Ron and Hermione, to find the Sorcerer’s Stone in our very own version of Hogwarts Castle. The testimony of those who were originally involved in the plot is confidential (due to a potential “Ministry of Magic security risk”), so we screened the film to kick off our first fact finding mission. Our class then spent significant time discussing the details of the story and after, wrote our own exceptional cinema critiques. Continue reading

School and The Aha Moment: Making Way for Good Ideas
Community / Faculty / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

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
Academics / Faculty / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

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…

One Size Fits None: Why Educational Standardization Doesn’t Fit and What We Should Do About It
Academics / Faculty

One Size Fits None: Why Educational Standardization Doesn’t Fit and What We Should Do About It

Originally posted on It's All About the View:
Trends, by definition, come and go.  While the world of fashion revolves around this premise, the world of education needs a different foundation.  For the last several decades, the valid push for accountability in schools has led to an unintentional disaster regarding student learning outcomes.  Beginning…

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…

Too School for Cool- The top 3 things that Everybody who is Anybody needs to know about Anything
Academics / Community / Faculty

Too School for Cool- The top 3 things that Everybody who is Anybody needs to know about Anything

Originally posted on It's All About the View:
Everybody has been a nobody at one time or another.  This is universally true. Unless you live in NYC or LA –in which case, since your city can get by simply on its initials, you are already an ‘anybody’ (bypassing the ‘nobody’ stage altogether). For the…