Richard Feynman is one of my intellectual heroes. He’s passionate about things that interest him, vivacious, self-aware, and candid about his own limitations.
“If you take an ordinary person who is willing to devote a great deal of time and study and work and thinking and mathematics and science, then [s]he’s become a scientist.”
Equally compelling, in this video, is his realization about the great differences of how people store and access information.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone in education understood this concept and created alternate ways for students to access and process information?
Many great educators do. They are skilled at presenting learning opportunities using a variety of approaches and give students a chance to present their findings in ways that are meaningful to the student.