SUMMER 2013 ISSUE
ECF Reporter Summer 2013
Fall 2012 Issue
The main feature of the Fall 2012 issue of The Reporter offers a close-up look at ECF’s inaugural Progressive Teaching Institute. Held last summer, it afforded our educators the chance to study, experience, and celebrate the school’s progressive pedagogical practices. There is also a Homecoming recap and scrapbook, while a peek inside the ECF archives reveals images of students engaged in wintertime and holiday-related activities.
Under “ECF News,” read about the rooftop greenhouse returning to EC, the Giving Tree breaking records, the NYSAIS self-study and visit, the growth of Loyal Oaks, and the inaugural Community Read at ECF—featuring Ken Robinson’s Out of Our Minds. In the magazine’s closing pages, you can read about how members of the school community responded to Superstorm Sandy.
spring 2012 ISSUE
City Semester: Year One
Andrew Meyers, director of the City Semester, offers an inside look at Fieldston Upper’s new semester-long interdisciplinary program for juniors and seniors that integrates history, English, science, ethics, language, civic leadership, and the arts around the study of New York City through the lens of the Bronx.
Fieldston Commencement 2012
At this year’s commencement ceremony, the class of 2012—along with family, friends, and faculty—enjoyed student speeches; an inspiring address by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., lawyer, business executive, and leading figure in the civil rights movement; wonderful jazz and classical performances; and more. See the ceremony in photos and read the full transcript of Jordan, Jr.’s address here.
Selections from the Founder’s Day 2012 Keynote Address
This year’s Founder’s Day keynote speaker was Matt Cohler ’95, a partner at Benchmark Capital in Silicon Valley who has served in senior management roles at Facebook and LinkedIn. In his speech, excerpted here, he gave a candid view of his professional journey, and shared the wisdom he has picked up along the way.