Tag Archives: students

Breaking Down Barriers through Engaging Exchanges

Mark Urwick is the Instructional Coach at RJ Frank Academy of Marine Science and Engineering in Oxnard, California.  Last year he supported 11 classrooms that were participating in Out of Eden Learn. Getting Started In the early 1990s I started my teaching career in Japan at a small English conversation school about two hours north […]

There is Another Way: Human Connections and Citizenship

Dr. Arina Bokas is a faculty member in the department of English at Charles S. Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. She adapted Out of Eden Learn activities and other Project Zero frameworks for her first-year composition class. On November 7, 2016, a day before the arguably most controversial presidential elections in the U.S. history, […]

How learners slow down with Out of Eden Learn: Research insights and updates (Part 2 of 2)

This post was co-authored by Susie Blair and Shari Tishman from Project Zero. In our first post of this two-part series, we introduced the “slow” research strand that the Out of Eden Learn team is currently pursuing. This is research that aims to understand what students find compelling about the activities in the OOEL curriculum […]

Slow Journalism, Community Storytelling, and Out of Eden Learn’s curriculum: the experience of an aspiring journalist

Andres Camacho is an amateur journalist, currently in the midst of his first project about the mine spill in Brazil’s Doce River valley. Andres graduated in 2015 from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Digital Communication. Paul Salopek inspired me to become a […]

Paul’s appreciation of student work: Sharing the wealth

As I write, Paul is getting ready to set off across the bleak and remote steppes of Kazakhstan. According to Paul, this part of his journey has been one of the most demanding because of the logistical preparations necessary to walk across terrain that hasn’t been traversed on foot in decades. Nevertheless, he recently found […]

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 […]

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 […]