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The Philosopher-in-Residence Program at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

The PIR program responds meaningfully to the changing nature of the world we live in, constantly addressing new issues and topics for students to consider. … Students’ ideas, thoughts, and experiences will shape the future of our world. Helping them develop the tools needed to meaningfully explore developments whether they are sociopolitical or technological will ensure that the decisions we make as a society in the future will be well-founded and open to different perspectives and possibilities.

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