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

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

Know Your Strengths | Weekly Edventure #15

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. 


How To Start With Confidence | Weekly Edventure #14

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...


On Stepping Back From Work with Bill Littlefield | Weekly Edventure #13

 

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.


Embracing The Art of Feedback with J.D. Schramm, Ed.D. | Weekly Edventure #12

For top performing companies, CEO’s, educators, even students, terms like “continued improvement” or “growth mindset” aren’t just showy catchphrases. They're the essence of a lifelong learner, where feedback is at its core. The life benefits of specific, meaningful, and ongoing feedback allow us...


Weekly Edventure #11: Dan Lerner on Positive Psychology

When we are looking to improve our frame of mind, there are a few go-to’s that doctors recommend. Connections with friends can help us feel more present. Eating healthy foods can increase our emotional and physical alertness. Exercise can feel like straight up mood sorcery.


President's Day: Civil Rights Scholar, Fred Lawrence, On Protecting Free Speech


Becoming A Multipotentialite| Weekly Edventure #8

 
This Weekly Edventure is dedicated to everyone that, when asked the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?", spiraled into existential dread not knowing exactly what to say. For those who ask themselves this same question at five, fifteen, thirty, and fifty, and still find...

Weekly Edventure | Akeela Marin, Internationally-Awarded Public Speaker On The Art of Listening

Growing up, we are constantly encouraged to expand our vocabulary. We look up words we don’t know and practice implementing them in our everyday jargon. For me, it’s fun. It feels exciting to have more “tools” to use when participating in conversation or debate with someone.


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...