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 […]

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 […]

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