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

Weekly Edventure #19: 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.


Weekly Edventure #18: President's Day: Civil Rights Scholar, Fred Lawrence, On Protecting Free Speech


Weekly Edventure #17: Becoming A Multipotentialite

 
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 | Weekly Edventure #16: 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.


Weekly Edventure #15: Richard Gabriel, Colorado Supreme Court Justice, On Finding A Hobby That Encourages Play

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...


Weekly Edventure #14: Embrace Your Creative Limits

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...


Weekly Edventure #13: This Holiday, Choose Mindful DIY Gifts

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,...


Weekly Edventure #12: 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. These checklists distract students from the essence of what applying to college is supposed to be — which, at its...


Weekly Edventure #11: Empower Your Opinions

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...


Weekly Edventure #10: The Danger of Faking Perfection

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