critical thinking

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