A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, October 11, 2014

People are not robots

I don't have a cache of food and supplies buried in a bunker in preparation for the robot apocalypse, but I do what I can to make learning accessible for students with learning disabilities. For Billy Valenzuela, whose average is below 50%, the thrill of winning the windup toy race I held, the product of a prayer for inspiration for how to connect the abstraction of rational numbers to real life, in a fun way, seemed to resonate in how he performed on his Fraction / Decimal / Percent quiz: his score, 11 out of 12.