Weekly Edventure

Creativity and Curiosity: Universal Keys to Engaged Learning

Partnership with Agastya Foundation explores how EXPLO curriculum can support economically disadvantaged students in rural India

by Communications Staff

The Early Bird Catches the Discount

It's the most wonderful time of the year — the 2019 EXPLO Student Application is now available! 

by Communications Staff

Demystifying College Admission

We live in an era where students are consumed by checklists: taking the SATs, navigating GPAs, and designing a schedule to fit all of their extracurriculars in any given Wednesday.

By Communications Staff

How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment.

by Melissa Patricio

Richard Gabriel, Colorado Supreme Court Justice, On Finding A Hobby That Encourages Play|Edventure #6

So, what do you do for fun? It's a question that tends to help us get to know someone far better than any "what do you do for living" or "what's your favorite television show" would. It's also a question I see people struggle to answer all the time.Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, helped...


Embrace Your Creative Limits|Weekly Edventure #5

Let’s try an exercise. I want you to think about writing a song. Any subject you like. Every instrument is available to you. Take as long as you need.

Depending on who you are, you might currently be paralyzed, with no idea where to begin. Now, what if I said that you had five minutes and a...


This Holiday, Choose Mindful DIY Gifts | Weekly Edventure #4

During the Holiday season, we tend to weigh back and forth on what type of gifts we want to give. Do we want to one-click purchase something off of Amazon’s “Recommended Gift” list, or buckle down to spend an evening working with a new material and creating something entirely from scratch? Well,...


Demystifying College Admission | Weekly Edventure #3

We live in an era where students are consumed by checklists: taking the SATs, navigating GPAs, and designing a schedule to fit all of their extracurriculars in any given Wednesday. These checklists distract students from the essence of what applying to college is supposed to be — which, at its...


Empower Your Opinions | Weekly Edventure #2

There’s a reason we all like to be right — and perhaps it’s more biological than you think. According to Judith Glasser from the Harvard Business Review, “in situations of high stress, fear or distrust, a neurotransmitter called “cortisol” floods the brain and, as a result, brain functions that...


The Danger of Faking Perfection | Weekly Edventure #1

More and more, we are beginning to see a rising number of adolescents who, in striving for excellence, have developed elevated levels of stress.


Weekly Edventure: Introducing EXPLO's New Blog Series

When we think about going on an adventure, we imagine an exciting experience with some potentially risky undertaking. In a classic sense, adventure can feel like scaling mountains in far-off regions, trying a food you never would have said yes to, or scuba diving 20-some meters under the sea. At...

Philosophy Friday #9 | Professional Access

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.


Philosophy Friday #8 | Choosing Undecided

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.


Philosophy Friday #7 | Taking Chances

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.