Sunday, 23 October 2011

The world needs all kinds of minds

When we think about inclusion, I am reminded of a discussion I heard lately about "those students" who need to be in a different place because they take up so much of our time. I wonder when educators will get past this kind of thinking? If we give up on children who may need more of our time and effort to offer them an experience of success, we may miss a student who will contribute great things in the future. What if Temple Grandin's parents and teachers had decided she should just be "put away"? We would have missed a great mind who has contributed great things in the field of agriculture. Watch this Ted Talk by Ms. Grandin. I hope you will be as inspired as I was.

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