How to Find Yourself | EXPLO Toolbox

November 14, 2018

Figuring out who you are and how you want to be in the world doesn't happen overnight. It's part of a lifelong exploration — a willingness to try new things, even if that's not what everyone else is doing. Our students tell us that finding yourself requires patience and flexibility: don't worry if your journey doesn't go according to plan, they advise — you'll know when you've found what you're looking for.

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Empower Your Opinions | Weekly Edventure #2

November 2, 2018
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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 help with things like trust-building and compassion can completely shut down.

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From Ghoulies, and Ghosties, Long-legged Beasties . . .

October 31, 2018

From ghoulies, and ghosties, long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night, happy Halloween from EXPLO Studio.

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EXPLO's Rules for Critical Making

October 30, 2018


The most innovative ideas were born under constraints. When faced with a blank canvas, you may easily be intimidated — even paralyzed — by limitless possibilities. Given a problem to solve, however, you're much more likely to find that your creative output is multiplied.

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The Danger of Faking Perfection | Weekly Edventure #1

October 19, 2018


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

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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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How To Make New Friends | EXPLO Toolbox

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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