Tag Archives: injustice

Finding a Deeper Purpose in the Classroom Through Out of Eden Learn

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 […]

Popping Bubbles

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 […]

Learning from Bassam Almohor, Paul’s guide through the West Bank, Palestine

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 […]

Learning from Research on Peace Education

I recently went to a talk organized by the Civic and Moral Education Initiative here at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The talk, by scholar Phil Hammack, was called Can Talking Help? Dialogue and the Politics of Peace Education among Israeli and Palestinian Youth. What he had to say was in many ways a […]

Responding to Ferguson

Educators who are in the United States – and many of you who are not – will be well aware of the release of the grand jury’s decision on Monday night to not indict the police officer who killed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. Sadly, the shooting of […]

Responding to injustice in the world

At Project Zero our perennial concerns about Paul’s wellbeing have been heightened in recent weeks. We recoil at the grim fate of journalists and aid workers held captive by the fanatical IS; we worry about the shifting turmoil and fighting that is unspooling across the Middle East and up to the borders of Turkey where […]

This week’s events in Boston

As I write this, Greater Boston, including Cambridge, is in a state of lock-down: it has been quite a shock to learn that the terrorism suspects were local residents. Although events are still unfolding outside, I’ve decided to go ahead and post this piece which was written yesterday. Obviously we hope that everyone remains safe. […]