EXPLO Studio: Harvard Graduate School of Education Visit

November 21, 2016

Students from the Harvard graduate School of Education traveled to our office to help EXPLO Studio test out some of their latest creations. In just a few hours, HGSE saved a city from certain destruction with bikes on wires,  built tops out of 1/4-20 bolts and washers and donned "thinking caps" — all while exploring how inquiry-based challenges create better engagement for students.

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Five Tips for Engaging Students in Civil Discourse

September 26, 2016

As we enter into the Presidential Debate season — one already characterized by strong rhetoric and polarizing opinions — an inherent challenge as educators and parents is how to teach our students to engage in civil discourse with people whose ideas and beliefs are different from their own.

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Abraham Maslow Quote

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Running the Captain Fraido Booth at SXSWedu: What We Learned

April 28, 2016

One of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of traveling down to SXSWedu was not only experiencing all of the cool and groundbreaking ideas and edtech on hand, but also sharing some of our learning methodology with educators and students alike. Here's what we learned running the Captain Fraido booth.

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Moira Quote in Boston Globe

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George Saunders Quote

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Explo's Top Takeaways from SXSWedu

March 24, 2016
For this year’s SXSWedu — a global education conference in Austin, Texas — Explo packed up the wind tunnels, readied Captain Fraido Heights for flight, and returned more inspired than ever.
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10 Ways to Find a Mentor (+ Why You Should)

March 1, 2016
Whether you're in school, entering the workforce, or looking into switching careers, finding the right mentor(s) — who can offer guidance, direction, and access to people and resources — is key.
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Pete Docter Quote

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Building Empathy: 10 Strategies for Raising Caring Kids

February 17, 2016
For child and family psychologist Richard Weissbourd, "What matters most as a parent is not whether my wife and I are 'perfect' role models or how much we talk about values, but the hundreds of ways — as living, breathing, imperfect human beings — we influence our children in the complex, messy relationships we have with them day to day."
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