Eliminating the Average
Todd Rose Keynotes - Toss Rose's speeches focus on improving the quality of the current education system. Rose co-founded...
Todd Rose's 'The Myth of Average' Talk Looks for Simple Solutions
Rose asserts that the classroom is the "cockpit of our economy," and urges us to learn by example. An education system designed for the average student drastically undercuts potential rather than nurturing it. As a result, the education system faces declining test scores and increasing drop out rates, with 1.2 million drop outs in the US alone, 4% of which are considered intellectually gifted.
Like pilots vary on dimensions of size, students vary on dimensions of learning. In a digital landscape, it is much easier to accommodate for the jagged learning profiles of each student, creating a flexible system that nurtures individual talent.