Tag Archives: slowing down

A high school journalism class gets inspired by Paul’s writing

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 […]

The story of young Greek travelers in Out of Eden Learn

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 […]

Look Up!

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 […]

Looking slowly at student work together

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 […]

Paul’s Responses to Student Work

This post is designed to highlight – and share – some of Paul’s responses to student work produced within Out of Eden Learn. Given Paul’s limited availability, we periodically put together a package of student work for him to comment on; individual students then receive a reply from Paul, which other students in their walking […]

Slow Looking and Complexity

Out of Eden Learn team member, Liz Dawes Duraisingh, recently discussed our latest iteration of learning goals for students and educators.  The first goal on the list is: Slow down to observe the world carefully and to listen attentively to others. This theme, of slowing down to look closely at the world  –or “slow looking” – […]

Out of Eden Learn in China

Vincent Chunhao Qian recently graduated from the Human Development and Psychology master’s program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This past semester he has helped Out of Eden Learn with outreach efforts and has attended our weekly team meetings. Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to combine a visit home with a visit […]

Refining our learning and research goals reprised

In a recent post I discussed our attempts to refine our curriculum and research agenda for Out of Eden Learn. I particularly focused on the concepts of “slow” and “culture” as two themes that stood out to us from informal interviews with young people and educators, as well as from participant reflections on our website. […]

Refining our learning and research goals

Over the past few weeks we have been trying as a team to distill the most powerful and promising aspects of the learning opportunities afforded by Out of Eden Learn and to consider how we might best frame our project moving forward. This discussion is still ongoing and will be informed by further interviews with […]

Examining Everyday Objects

As Shari Tishman writes in SLOW LOOKING, “sometimes learning involves slowing down. Sometimes all we need is to be given time, along with the simplest set of instructions, in order to look closely at the world around us and see new things.” Our “Examining Everyday Objects” activity or what we call “footstep” tries to give […]