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

The Making of a Lower School Agile Classroom
Academics / Lower School

The Making of a Lower School Agile Classroom

Grandview Preparatory School recently welcomed some wonderful guests to our campus for a few days of educational empowerment. John Miller, the pioneer of Agile Classrooms, led a 3-day training for our students and teachers in 21st century learning. He brought along some wonderful colleagues (and a camera crew too) from the Scrum Alliance to our campus in Boca Raton. Continue reading

The Beauty of Boredom
Academics / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

The Beauty of Boredom

Another reason parents often allow their children time on digital devices is because it fends off boredom. But, are we looking at boredom all wrong? During brief and prolonged periods of boredom and daydreaming, creative ideas are born. We should be rejoicing when our kids say they are bored and then leave them to figure out what to do next. Continue reading

#HourOfCode Promotes Programming to Students of All Ages
Academics / Community / Lower School / Middle School / Upper School

#HourOfCode Promotes Programming to Students of All Ages

This week, tens of millions of students in over 180 countries participated in a worldwide movement to promote and spark interest in computer science. Spending at least one hour to learn more about computer science and to give programming a try, participants in the Hour of Code demystified coding and proved that anybody can learn … Continue reading