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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

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

Weekly Edventure #28: More Than A Game

A board game can feel a lot like an entire universe resting on your kitchen table. Its rules can extend beyond the natural laws of physics, beget creatures you’ve never even dreamed of, or ask you to play the role of a character completely out of, well, character.


Weekly Edventure #27: The Nordic "Right To Roam"


Weekly Edventure #25: Running With Purpose

Running shoes and motivation. According to EXPLO New York Registrar Ariel French, these two things are all you need to transform yourself from a non-runner to a runner. You don’t need to have a sub-8-minute mile or sign up for a race  — although Ariel has competed in roughly 215 in her lifetime...


Weekly Edventure #24: Going With Gravity

We’ve pretty much all heard it. And we’ve definitely all said it. The kind of advice that’s orbited planet earth since the beginning of humankind. That simple phrase that invites you to attempt a vague, absolutely near-impossible task uttered by every parent, every friend, and every inner voice: ...


EXPLO Students Test Drive Their Futures at IKEA

How does an interior designer navigate the world?

That was the question a cohort of EXPLO students set out to explore this summer, and thanks to a partnership with multinational home furnishings outlet IKEA, they experienced firsthand what it takes to create a space that meets a client’s vision —...


Weekly Edventure #23: Know Your Strengths

Have you ever been good at something but you had no passion for it? Straight A’s in biology but you want to spend all your free time jamming out to cover songs of AC/DC? Or, you’re the high school track star but the idea of pursuing it as a career makes you want to shrivel up and cry. 


Weekly Edventure #22: How To Start With Confidence

There have been plenty of times in my life where I’ve failed at something so miserably, I fear even thinking about that failure. I fear processing it. I fear navigating it. I fear even trying again. Although unhealthy, this is a common response: failure becomes an ever-churning fear conditioning...


Weekly Edventure #21: On Stepping Back From Work with Bill Littlefield

 

For most of the day, your mind works in overdrive to try and solve problems for you. Brains spend their days at proverbial gyms, where they exercise potential solutions for things like work, extracurriculars, and relationships.


Community is Key to Building Confidence

If you’ve ever met someone who spent their summers at sleep-away camp, you’ve likely heard all about how it was there that they forged the most influential friendships of their lives. Hard to believe, when you consider that summer is a relatively short time frame in the scope of a child’s life.


EXPLO at Wheaton: Watch the 2019 Online Info Meeting

On Monday, March 25, 2019 we live-streamed an info meeting about EXPLO at Wheaton hosted by Director of Admission, Tim Watson, Head of Programs, David Torcoletti, and Director of Teaching + Learning, Kristi Jacobi.