Tag Archives: creating community

Paul in conversation with students: a Google+ Hangout

Despite intermittent internet service, long and tiring days of walking, and various roadblocks along the path of his trek, Paul enjoys finding time to engage directly with the Out of Eden Learn community. Before heading off on the trail once again, this time toward the Silk Road of Central Asia, Paul participated in a Google+ […]

A student’s ‘Story of Learning’ through Out of Eden Learn

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 […]

Exploring Dialogue on Out of Eden Learn, Part 1: Appreciate and Probe

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 […]

Learning from participating educators: Highlights from last week’s Google+ Hangout

This blog post refers to the Google+ Hangout that we organized on Tuesday, March 24. Because of a technical glitch the Youtube videos are divided into Part 1 and Part 2 – and while it was a very interesting conversation, you should know that the sound quality throughout was rather variable. This post synthesizes some […]

Mapping Place and Possibility

In her most recent blog post, Liz Dawes Duraisingh began a rich discussion of mapping as a way of representing our world, our histories, and our stories. Continuing this conversation further, I wanted to share my own fascination with mapping and the possibilities it creates for individuals and communities. This past summer, I had the […]

A Dwelling Place

Jessica Fei is a member of the Out of Eden Learn team and a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is a Spencer Foundation Early Career Scholar in New Civics. With separate funding from The Germanacos Foundation, Jessica is running a pilot study called Story/Space to complement what we are […]

Stories without borders

Yan Yang currently works as a research assistant for Out of Eden Learn. A doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she is interested in researching teaching and learning as exploratory experiences in various contexts. She was a preschool teacher in China before studying at HGSE. Walking past Israel and the West Bank […]