Recently I was reminded of four excellent reasons to differentiate curriculum and connect with students:
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was believed to be learning disabled.
Albert Einstein(1879-1955) was also perceived to be learning disabled by his teacher who remarked “Nothing good will come of him.”
Thomas Edison’s (1847-1931) teacher thought he was “addled”.
Winston Churchill (1814-1965) had a writing disability and came bottom of his class.
It is difficult to imagine a world deprived of the genius of these men and who knows what in what form the creative thinkers of tomorrow will manifest.
Remove the Threat
In all my years in public education alongside some remarkable educators I have encountered some truly terrifying teachers. Not surprising these teachers struggled to manage