From Luxembourg to the US ~ Leading by Example
WorldOver facilitator, Ruth Maas, is a beautiful example of a lifelong learner. Her interests range from VR to drumming to speaking multiple languages. Her first week of the fall quarter reflected the joy she finds in discovering and learning new things.
In her Math Bake-Off class, Ms. Maas worked with a Luxembourg learner whose mom happens to be a professional baker! Many people would have been intimidated teaching a baking class to a learner whose mom bakes for a living – but not Ms. Maas! She managed to lead the math lessons and learn a few things herself:
- In Luxembourg, they use brown eggs most of the time.
- They use self-rising flour that already has baking powder mixed into it.
- The chocolate chips found in Luxembourg are not as tasty as what Americans are accustomed to, so when this particular family visits the US, they bring a whole suitcase of chocolate chips home with them!
- The milk they use does not need to be refrigerated until it is opened.
Ms. Maas is a teacher, a lifelong learner, and an inspiration to those lucky enough to attend her classes or work alongside her.