CORE is Think with Heart's one-year learning experience for High School girls. In this three-part course, girls enhance their communication skills, increase their understanding of others, grow their capacity for empathy, discover their personal preferences for processing information and interacting with the world around them, increase their self-confidence, strengthen their ability to manage emotions, and build resilience.

While the focus of CORE is the development of social and emotional competencies, learning activities and exercises are designed to promote conceptual, creative and critical thinking. Girls benefit from the online learning format of CORE: the girls value the flexibility, they develop higher order thinking skills through reflective writing, and they appreciate a comfortable learning environment. The online design is especially valuable to girls who prefer to take time to process information and express themselves in writing rather than verbally in traditional classrooms.

The CORE courses include forum-based dialogue around an original mix of readings and digital materials assembled from a wide array of contemporary authors/experts. Student learning and growth is facilitated through the introduction of key concepts, prompted reflection, peer-to-peer discussion and learning exercises. Course facilitators, Learning Coaches, encourage a student-centered environment and nurture a respectful, supportive and collaborative learning community.

 

Connectology (Spring 2018): An Exploration of Human Connection

Connectology exposes girls to the ingredients of effective communication and relationship-building, delving into the many factors that influence how well we connect with one another, what drives us to connect, and why deepening our connections is important. Connectology emphasizes active listening and empathy, key components of effective and meaningful communication. The course also includes teaching tools to improve explanation skills, and it provides introductions to critical thinking and current brain research that supports our inherent desire to connect.  

Connectology: An Exploration of Human Connection

Connectology exposes girls to the ingredients of effective communication and relationship-building, delving into the many factors that influence how well we connect with one another, what drives us to connect, and why deepening our connections is important. Connectology emphasizes active listening and empathy, key components of effective and meaningful communication. The course also includes teaching tools to improve explanation skills, and it provides introductions to critical thinking and current brain research that supports our inherent desire to connect.