Melissa Quiter is a journalism teacher at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California. She and her students engaged with the Out of Eden Walk in her Introduction to Journalism course. In this world of the 24-hour news cycle, constantly updated social media, and connectivity in the palm of our hands, it’s no wonder that teenagers […]

Jordan Magid is a recent graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Before Harvard, Jordan served as founding Executive Director for U-Doodle, a Miami-based arts and education nonprofit. He also co-launched the Miami chapter for Tea With Strangers, a community building organization based in San Francisco. Jordan is interested in understanding how to promote authentic dialogue in […]

Kiriaki Melliou is kindergarten specialist at the Directorate of Primary Education in Piraeus and PhD Candidate in the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. Our story begins at the International Visible Thinking Conference in Miami, Florida, where Shari Tishman presents “Out of Eden Learn” – an online community in […]

Juliana Reydon, Paula Mello and Maria Fabiana Grasso work in the Pre-Preparatory School at St. Paul’s School in São Paulo, Brazil. Their students participated in Out of Eden Learn this year. A man is travelling. He is following the footsteps of humankind around the world on a seven-year walking journey. What does that have to […]

Anjali Rodrigues is a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This past spring, she was an Artist-in-Residence with Project Zero. She worked at the Urbano Project in Jamaica Plain, where she and her group of teens conducted interviews and took photos to explore themes of identity, community, and what it means to […]

When our ancestors trekked out of Africa in the Pleistocene they weren’t just seeking out untapped natural resources to harvest—herds of antelopes and wild fruit trees. They weren’t simply being harried across the Earth by droughts, population pressures and famines. They were embarked on a journey of cognition. Homo sapiens’ ability to observe, experiment, adapt […]

A former high school Economics teacher and education policymaker from Singapore, Jolyn Chua recently completed her Masters in Education (Mind, Brain and Education) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has been attending Out of Eden Learn team meetings. “The first picture is a picture of a water supplier that runs around India. In […]

Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) is designed around three core learning goals. Across the different “footsteps” (activities) in our curriculum, we emphasize: slowing down and closely observing the world; exchanging stories/careful listening to the stories of others; and exploring how individual lives connect to the lives of others. In developing an online community where students share their […]

Out of Eden Learn recently invited Bassam Almohor to be the guest of honor at a Google+ Hangout with Out of Eden Learn educators and students. Bassam was Paul’s walking guide through the West Bank and is an accomplished writer, photographer, and videographer in his own right. Our hour-long conversation with him proved to be […]

As a member of the research team at Out of Eden Learn, I have been interviewing students to learn more about their experiences on our platform since early this spring. One thing I hope to find out more about is what students are learning from interacting with each other. To this end, I asked the […]

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