How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

October 11, 2018

Researchers say that we can't choose our children's friends. But strong friendships are a critical indicator of whether a person will thrive in adulthood. How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment. 

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Tags: Summer Programs, EXPLO at Yale, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Wellesley, Exploration Programs

Tips on Using the EXPLO Summer Sites

July 15, 2018

During the summer, our EXPLO Summer Sites explode with photos, interviews, videos, and other stories from our campuses. Take a look at what is happening today:

EXPLO at Yale Summer Site
EXPLO at Wellesley Summer Site
EXPLO at Wheaton Summer Site

For additional tips on how to navigate the blog, including instructions for downloading images in a slideshow, click “Read More"

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Tags: Summer Programs, Summer Sites

Laurie Santos Keynote

Happy people are ones that prioritize time, focusing on their signature strengths — those kinds of things you love in the world. They’re the things that give you flow, that you love so much that you’re really present in the moment. One of the things the research suggests is this focus on grades, this focus on accolades and how you’re performing, can sometimes take the joy away from things we’ve already found joy in.

- Yale University Professor Laurie Santos, Ph.D., delivered the keynote address to more than 300 students at EXPLO's inaugural CORE Day. Dr. Santos is the head of Silliman College, a residential college at Yale University, and has most recently been in the news for her course, "Psychology and the Good Life" — a course offered to first year Yale students that instantly became the most popular course in the University's 317-year history. Students then participated in breakout sessions to explore topics and build skills that will help them develop their strengths and interests as they prepare for college.

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Laurie Santos — Internationally-acclaimed Professor of Psychology + Cognitive Science — Joins the EXPLO Network

May 9, 2018

EXPLO is excited to welcome Laurie Santos, professor of psychology and cognitive sciences at Yale University, to our growing network of dynamic and innovative thought leaders.

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Tags: Teaching and Learning, Experts + Partners, Psychology + Neuroscience, Summer Programs, Yale Speakers, EXPLO at Yale, Exploration Programs

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

Making Summer Meaningful: EXPLO and Beyond [VIDEO]

February 14, 2018

 

For more than 40 years, EXPLO has created remarkable teaching and learning experiences that inspire curiosity and encourage young people to embark on a lifelong journey of turning over stones, taking healthy risks, and pursuing that which they only ever imagined.

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Tags: Video, Exploration Programs, Summer Programs, Focus Programs, EXPLO at Yale, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Wellesley

Many Paths to Engineering

January 25, 2018

What do Star Wars Lego robots, sustainable urban planning, and a complex machine designed to paint your dreams have in common? At the heart of each of these imaginative projects is a challenge to our students -- use the principles of engineering to create something extraordinary and original. We’ll give you the materials and the tools, you create the ideas, bend the rules, and execute the plan.

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Tags: EXPLO at Wheaton, Exploration Programs, Summer Programs, Critical Making

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