We are proud to share with you our new educator guide. We have previously shared much of its content with our community – for example, via our FAQ, Dialogue Toolkit, Educator Forum, introductory videos, Google+ Hangouts and our social media channels. But we thought it would be helpful to have one point of reference for […]

Yesterday we were shocked to learn of the passing of Yan Yang, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a former team member of Out of Eden Learn. You can read a formal tribute here. Yang was drawn to Out of Eden Learn because of our student-centered pedagogy and commitment to […]

Aly Kreikemeier is a member of the Out of Eden Learn team and a masters student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is interested in how the arts and education support civic engagement and cross-cultural dialogue. Before relocating to Cambridge for graduate school, I called the high desert home where I worked as […]

Annie Sheridan is a 6th grade student at the Village school in Marblehead, Massachusetts. She had the chance to participate in Out of Eden Learn last year in Natalie Belli’s class. I remember the day when I was first introduced to Out of Eden Learn. It was the first week of school and the year […]

Amanda Ottaway is the education coordinator at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. The Pulitzer Center, which promotes in-depth engagement with global affairs through its sponsorship of quality international journalism and an innovative program of outreach and education, is an education partner, alongside Project Zero, with Paul Salopek for his Out of Eden Walk. You […]

Last semester, Mark Nelson – master’s student and research coordinator for the Center for Education Policy Research at the Harvard Graduate School of Education – completed an internship with us. One of the tasks he undertook was to create a short “Meet the Out of Eden Learn Team” video: you can view the fruits of […]

In my last post about the Dialogue Toolkit, I reviewed the purpose of our toolkit and described two core moves – Appreciate and Probe – with examples from student work.  To reiterate, the aim of the Dialogue Toolkit (co-developed with Chris Sloan) is to promote thoughtful, mindful exchanges between young people participating in Out of […]

Hollis Scott is a 5th grade teacher at Montair Elementary School in Danville, California. Her students participated in Out of Eden Learn last year. I am a fifth grade teacher in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area. I came to teaching after having worked in the corporate banking world, as a startup representative […]

Who are you? Where are you coming from? Where are you going? These three questions are a feature of the milestones that help string together Paul Salopek’s steps around the world: he poses them to the nearest human being he encounters each time he progresses one hundred miles. As these brief interviews mount up we […]

Barbara Sahli is a Master’s candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Human Development and Psychology program. Her interests in youth perspectives, storytelling, and the impact of cross-cultural interactions on bias reduction and positive intergroup relations led to her participation in Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) group meetings during the past year. When […]


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