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|An innovative approach to teaching pre-teens and adolescents with learning disabilities.
|No other arrangements for gifted children works as well as acceleration – James A. Kulik
|"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.
To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is
a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a
god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism
the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - - - so that
without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or
something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He
must create, must pour out creation. By some strange,
unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is
|SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read.
Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school.
When Thomas Edison was a boy, his teachers told him he was too stupid to learn anything.
F.W.Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21. But his employers would not let him
wait on a customer because he "Didn't have enough sense."
A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had "No good ideas"
Caruso's music teacher told him "You can't sing, you have no voice at all."
Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college.
Verner Von Braun flunked 9th grade algebra.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd had been retired from the navy, as, "Unfit for service" Until he flew over both
Louis Pasteur was rated as mediocre in chemistry when he attended the Royal College
Abraham Lincoln entered The Black Hawk War as a captain and came out a private
Fred Waring was once rejected from high school chorus.
Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade.
|``Do not worry about your problems in mathematics. I assure
|children are bored, not only when they don't happen to be interested in the subject or when the
teacher doesn't make it interesting, but also when certain working conditions are out of focus
with their basic needs, then we can realize what a great contributor to discipline problems
boredom really is. Research has shown that boredom is closely related to frustration and that
the effect of too much frustration is invariably irritability, withdrawal, rebellious opposition or
aggressive rejection of the whole show."