lucas dominguez – happy


Isn’t this its own reward? – (flavors of success)

The measures we came up with:

Is it awesome? Does it matter?

Both beg – to whom.



(not) normal



Lucas writes:

Instead of embracing the diversity of the human mind, we have stigmatized the very differences that are so characteristic of humans. 

The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) declared war on the introverts, and the educationally challenged among others and has attempted to define what a normal human should be. An extroverted individual who works well with people, progresses well in conventional schooling, and will succeed in a conventional job.

in Stigmatizing the Human Mind

[paper on site, since posterous is folding]

Lucas was part of the self-directed math pilot.

this video shares what we did and our findings:

He is the one that went before our district curriculum committee at the end of the pilot year, requesting that kids be free to write their own curriculum.

Here Lucas talks about his interest:
Lucas talking with a uni student - great insight on spaces of permission:
slide below is from this slidedeck - if you want live links.

lucas p 1

or for more videos on Lucas, go to youtube and type – tsdil, Lucas – into the search, or visit this tumblr.

slidedeck below on questioning normal – which we later renamed the skinny.

slidedeck on video


lucas quote


this isn’t (doesn’t need to be ) rare.

imagine – facilitating authenticity…

finding all the geniuses inside.. waiting to be seen/heard/loved.


jack et al

and imagine if we called – facilitating curiosity – school – in the city – as the day?

7 billion such researchers/entrepreneurs/happy people.. no?