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.