I’m in Killington for BEST Institute.

This is a beautiful part of the state. Everything people from down below imagine Vermont to be. It’s all green trees, clear streams, mountains, and antique shops.

I’m hoping our school’s Leadership team gets some good work done here this week. I’m also hoping to have some time to get out and explore central VT. A few spots caught my eye on the way down, especially the Long Trail Brewery.

I also miss my wife and son immensely though. This is the first time I’ve been away from them since Levi was born. These next four days are going to be a big mixed bag of awesome.

Now you know

Tags: math cake

When someone says I should be the principal


'The world’s information is doubling every two years. In 2011 the world will create a staggering 1.8 zettabytes. By 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of information and 75 times the number of “information containers”… from here.'

Does it not seem foolish in 2014 to use time and resources to name what must be learned in a world where information doubles every two years? Educational standards making is an exercise in asserting power. Situating educational standards as even being necessary, tells us much about what is valued at school and in the larger society: standardization and replication.


Mary Ann Reilly



ohhhhhh yeah.