Wondering Aloud

Building & Running a Philosopher-in-Residence Program

By Karen S. Emmerman, Philosopher-in-Residence at John Muir Elementary & PLATO Education Director How a Philosopher-in-Residence Program Works Yesterday, as I walked down the halls of John Muir Elementary school in the middle of year eleven as their Philosopher-in-Residence (PIR), I passed by students who greeted me with an enthusiastic “Dr. Karen! Are you coming Building & Running a Philosopher-in-Residence Program

Making Friends with Tech in Schools

By Erica Bigelow, Philosopher-in-Residence at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, WA & University of Washington Philosophy PhD Student Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been one of the inaugural philosophers-in-residence at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle. The residency, which is among the first expansions of PLATO’s philosophers-in-residence program into high schools, has Making Friends with Tech in Schools

Process > Product: Thoughts on How to Combat the Loser’s Blues

By Laurie Grady (HS English & Philosophy Teacher, Haverford Senior High School, PA) The concept of failure is so vast, so diverse, and so widespread, that it is impossible to examine comprehensively. Even within a limited scope, the abstruse and often formidable subject is one that most folks would like to avoid talking about–let alone Process > Product: Thoughts on How to Combat the Loser’s Blues

Moral Reasons and Time Constraints: Reflections on Ethics Education in Summer Camp Settings

By Brianna Larson, Philosophy PhD Student at University of Cincinnati The Cincinnati Ethics Center, established in January of 2022, recently concluded its 2nd year of ethics programming at the Youth Cadet program. Youth Cadet is run by the Cincinnati Police Department and aims to educate 16-19-year-olds about policies and procedures in policing. Over seven Wednesdays Moral Reasons and Time Constraints: Reflections on Ethics Education in Summer Camp Settings

Have a Great Summer!

The PLATO blog series will be taking a break for the summer and will resume in September with new and exciting posts about philosophy with children and youth and other public philosophy efforts! In the meantime, if you would like to write a guest-post for PLATO’s blog on doing philosophy with young people, public philosophy, Have a Great Summer!