The Argument for Physical Literacy in an Increasingly Virtual World

May 3, 2018

Recently, one of my colleagues — Director of EXPLO Studio, Dave Hamilton — shared a story with me about a group of high school students he has been working with in one of Studio’s critical making courses.

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Tags: EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale, Summer Programs, Teaching and Learning

A Tale of Two Teachers: Mr. Bulger + Mrs. Swanson

April 27, 2018

When I started the ninth grade, I had a homeroom teacher named Mrs. Swanson. In those days, at my school, homeroom was a big deal. It was where all things began and ended, and if you had a study hall, it was likely to occur there as well. Ninth grade was the culminating year for Junior High in my town, which means it was my third year at the school.

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Philosophy Friday #4 | Sneaky Learning

April 27, 2018

 

This week, dive into the concept of "sneaky learning" with us, a term coined by EXPLO parents, Anna and Graeme Lawrie, which gets to the heart of EXPLO's curriculum, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Tags: Video, Philosophy Friday

At What Age Independence?

April 20, 2018

Gifting children the opportunity to live away from home at an early age — even for just three weeks during the summer — helps develop independence and confidence as they start to see their place in the world beyond their bedroom.

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Tags: EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, Student Life

Philosophy Friday #3 | Challenge Your Ideas

April 20, 2018

 

In this week’s Philosophy Friday, 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner for General Nonfiction, James Forman, Jr. — a three-year EXPLO Instructor who went on to launch the Maya Angelou Charter School and is now a Yale Law Professor — discusses the importance challenging your own perspectives. 

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Tags: Video, Philosophy Friday

Philosophy Friday #2 | Educational Silos

April 13, 2018

 

In this week’s Philosophy Friday, EXPLO and MIT Trustee, Brian Hughes discusses the value of dismantling educational silos in favor of liberal arts.

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Philosophy Friday #1 | Building Confidence

April 6, 2018

 

"EXPLO is one of the first places where Alison really stepped up and started advocating for others... that was for her a start in real confidence, in terms of [Alison thinking]  'This is how I should behave as a citizen of the world.'"

Christine and Brett Rogers, parents of three Exploration students discuss how EXPLO has helped their children find the confidence to advocate for others, face problems head on, and calculate effective and worthwhile risk-taking. 

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Tags: Video, Philosophy Friday

Assessment is Ruining the Universe (or at Least our Understanding of It)

April 4, 2018

Rolf Landua, Ph.D., is on a mission to change the landscape of science education. He chatted with EXPLO about the importance of curiosity in the classroom and how too much testing inhibits joyful learning — and deeper understanding of Nature and the universe. 

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Tags: EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale, Exploring Education, Experts + Partners

Celebrated Screenwriter J.V. Hart to Join EXPLO as Professor of Practice

March 26, 2018

With writing and producing credits including Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’sDracula, and Brian Henson’s Muppet Treasure Island to his name, EXPLO welcomes acclaimed screenwriter J.V. Hart to campus in summer 2018.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Experts + Partners

Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel to Join EXPLO as Inaugural Supreme Court Justice-in-Residence

March 26, 2018

EXPLO is pleased to announce its first Supreme Court Justice-in-Residence — Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Experts + Partners

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