Thank You For Sharing Your Summer With EXPLO

October 13, 2018

 

We wanted to take a moment to thank you, our inspiring students and families for yet another incredible summer of daring and courage.

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EXPLO Toolbox: How To Make New Friends

October 5, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Making new friends — at any age — can be daunting. For some of us, it’s as easy as saying hello. For others, it may take some time. We talked to our students during the summer to get their perspectives on friendship, and though approaches may vary, they all agree: friendship is essential to our quality of life.

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Philosophy Friday #9 | Professional Access

June 1, 2018

 

If you were to take inventory of the professionals in your field that you admire most, would you feel too intimidated to reach out to them? Kelly Corrigan — EXPLO parent, Writer-in-Residence, and New York Times best-selling author — says it's time you feel otherwise.

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Philosophy Friday #8 | Choosing Undecided

May 25, 2018

 

Commencement season has arrived. ‘Tis the time for inspiring speeches, advice-giving tales of caution, and everyone in a high school graduate’s extended family asking them what their plans are now that their senior year  has ended.

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Philosophy Friday #7 | Taking Chances

May 18, 2018

 

Richard Light, distinguished professor at Harvard University, author of Making the Most of College, and founder of How To Live Wisely — a program that aims to strengthen student experiences on undergraduate campuses — discusses how taking chances helps one develop healthy habits of mind and being.

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Philosophy Friday #6 | Show, Don't Tell

May 11, 2018

 

We all have experienced some version of the classic assignment of “Show-and-Tell” — hefting in family heirlooms, jars full of bugs, Pokémon cards, and prized stuffed animals onto our kindergarten desks.  We’d “oooh” and “ahhh” over our neighbors' things, using our senses to learn more about each new piece, salivating over the stories that they might hold. The teacher would stand in front of the room and say something along the lines of “Alright class. Can someone tell us about their object?”

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Philosophy Friday #5 | Science of Thriving

May 4, 2018

 

So, what's the difference between being happy and really thriving?

This week, learn about the science of thriving from Dan Lerner, Professor of NYU’s most popular elective, “Science of Happiness”, and a keynote speaker at EXPLO at Yale's CORE Day — a day dedicated to teaching students how to lead a life of meaning and purpose.

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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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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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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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