Archive for September, 2011

University journalism

I am a contract writer for Teachers College (Columbia University) and Lehigh University College of Education. Among the articles I have written:


Reinventing the future with STEM. A 5,000-word essay about the readiness of American students and workers to meet the technological and industry challenges of the twenty-first century. Published in Theory to Practice (summer 2012).


TC Media Center
Ryan Baker: The Learning Analyst. An 1100-word profile of a leader in educational data mining. Ryan Baker: The Learning Analyst (Original draft, Word Doc).

Inside TC

Field Trip From Rio (February 29, 2012) Brazilian educators visit a stellar middle school run by a TC doctoral student and former Cahn Fellow. Here is my original draft (Word Doc).

TC Today

Psychology is in the House (December 16, 2011)

Bottling common sense James Comer, Teachers College trustee, has created successful schools by replicating the effects of strong parenting and vibrant communities. Here is my original draft (Word Doc).

What’s a mother to do? Suniya Luthar, professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, explores the stresses of society’s toughest job.

Views on the News

Gut Check: Can the U.S. Meet a Public Health Challenge More Complex Than Smoking. Poor fitness and nutrition are undermining kids’ performance in school. Does the U.S. have what it takes to meet a public health challenge more complex than smoking? (November 3, 2011)

Three stories I wrote for an upcoming issue of TC Inside, a publication of Teachers College (Columbia University). To be published in spring 2012.

Making assistive technologies available to all. Karen Gourgey at the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People wants students to explore the “great city out there.” Published as Putting the World at Their Fingertips in TC Today – Volume 36, No. 2 (May 1, 2012).

Bringing the real world to the classroom. Dean of Columbia School of Engineering collaborates with TC to implement STEM programs in Harlem and Northern Manhattan public schools. Published as Putting Kids on the Case in TC Today – Volume 36, No. 2 (May 1, 2012).

Using technology to teach 21st-century skills. Stanford professor Dan Schwartz emphasizes the role of technology as a supplement to the school curriculum. Published as Learning by Teaching in TC Today – Volume 36, No. 2 (May 1, 2012).

Last updated on February 27, 2014


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University executive speeches

Here are two speeches I wrote for a high-profile U.S. university.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Philadelphia-based center of nanotechnology. 5-minute opening remarks for university president.

Are we living in the Prairie of Prax? How can we talk to each other in a polarized political environment? An episode in the university’s 60-second lecture series.

Last updated on September 9, 2011

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