Tag Archives: Paul Salopek

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 […]

Coherence

During our recent trip to Tbilisi I had time to sit down with Paul and interview him. I want to pick up in this blog post on one particular theme he talked about during our conversation: how the Out of Eden Walk has given his writing a new coherence. I’ll explain what he means by […]

Seeing, wondering, and connecting with students in Tbilisi, Georgia

High School Number 1, an elegant neo-classical building situated a stone’s throw from the national parliament, is the oldest public school in Georgia and indeed the entire Caucasus region. Carrie James, Shari Tishman, Paul Salopek, and myself – in the company of Emi Kane and Stephen Kahn of the Abundance Foundation, as well as colleagues […]

Q&A With Paul Salopek

As some of you know, Carrie James, Shari Tishman, and I just returned from a trip to Tbilisi, Georgia to visit Paul on behalf of the whole Out of Eden Learn community. It was an incredibly rich and generative trip – details of which we will write about in due course. We wanted to start […]

Out of Eden Learn Version 2

As I mentioned in a previous post, we are taking advantage of the relative lull in activity on Out of Eden Learn to contemplate how we might develop and improve our materials and website moving forward. Having clarified our learning goals, we are now reviewing our materials or “footsteps”, as well as the overall structure […]

Catching up with Paul

On Tuesday April 29, participating teachers in Out of Eden Learn enjoyed a Google+ Hangout conversation with Paul. The technology was shaky at times – both for Paul in Israel and two of our teachers joining us from the Northwest Territories of Canada and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Nevertheless, it was a rich conversation. Paul updated […]

“Leaving our Edens”

Project Zero and Harvard University winds down over the holiday period and I and the rest of the team have been taking a bit of a break from all things Out of Eden Learn. However, we are really looking forward to entering a new phase of our journey as we welcome a new cohort of […]

The team behind Out of Eden Learn

Last week we organized a “thank you” lunch that brought together various people who have helped to launch Out of Eden Learn. The lunch was the centerpiece of a day-long mini retreat, which involved the core team taking stock of where we have come and where we might be headed with the project (more on […]

“To Walk the World”: Paul Salopek’s Epic Reporting

This month, Paul Salopek’s reporting graces the front cover of the iconic, yellow-framed, glossy National Geographic Magazine – a publication that has appeared without interruption for the past 125 years. It has a circulation today of over 8 million copies worldwide and is published in 36 different languages. In a first for the organization, Paul’s […]

Observing Global Connections

A main theme of our on-line learning community is about exploring global connections, which ties in well with Paul’s overarching goals for his Out of Eden Walk. As the National Geographic website puts it: “when his seven-year journey ends, Paul will have created a global mosaic of stories, faces, sounds, and landscapes highlighting the pathways […]