a New Voice

Last year our current headmaster decided she would step down at the end of the current school year. Over the months that followed a search committee was organized to engage in the selection of our next headmaster. Today the man who will lead the school that I attended from 1997-2001 and taught at from 2007 to the present day walked on to the Arts Center stage and addressed the community for the first time. 

If you made a wordle of his speech, “community” and “belonging” would be big words. For a first impression, that’s a good sign, and I’m hopeful for what he might bring to this special place. 




a public service announcement

I still don’t understand why none of my art teachers ever told us this.

Right, I never knew this until college. What the fuck, art teachers?

Welcome to the weekend, people.

enjoy the frack out of it. 

i could use a drink.


What is inside Google Glass?

Google has invented a technical marvel. Glass is setting the standard for modern wearable technologies with its ease of use and functionality. But, how does it work? The technologies encapsulated within Glass are amazing.

The dissected image above shows that the Glass has:

  • 12GB of usable memory (16GB of total flash memory)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5 Megapixel Camera
  • 720p quality video capturing
  • Microphone
  • Bone Conduction Transducer Speaker (audio is vibrated into your skull)

Credit: Google

What a relief!

We’re finally in our first full week of classes. The hubbub of pre-season and opening days is over and as you look around campus, everyone’s settling into routine.


TED-Ed explores how languages change and evolve. Pair with the animated history of the English language and the somewhat scandalous story of how Darwin revolutionized our understanding of why language exists

(via Open Culture)


Amazon just gave me prime free for 30 days and downton abbey season 4 is on it. Could life get any better?!



Innovation Mindset = Growth + Maker + Team Experiences

What do young people need to know and be able to do be successful? Sure reading, writing, and problem solving are important to just about every family wage job. Content knowledge gives you something to work with, but what else is important for success in life? It turns out there are a bunch of factors that schools seldom talk about, teach, or provide feedback on that are at least as important as academic skills.

Great list! good way to think about it!