Sunday, August 13, 2006

Here's to the crazy ones.

  Posted by Picasa Here is to the crazy ones
The misfits
The rebels
The trouble makers
The round people in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently
They’re not fond of rules
And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.

They invent. They imagine. They heal.

They explore. They create. They inspire.

They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy?

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?

Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?

Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world,
are the ones who do.

Poem from Apple Computer.

Seems to be putting computers in their rightful place to help people, in all creative fields, explore things that make them curious – inspired by their talents, passion and dreams. The crazy teachers know this, developing personalized curriculum for every one of their students, rather than fitting them into preplanned curriculum boxes.

Let’s have more crazy teachers!


Anonymous said...

And the 'crazy' ones will fail at school!

Didn't see developing every students' talents in the 'revised' curriculum!

Anonymous said...

There must be many students who don't easily fit into the 'one size fits all' school system - particularly gifted students combined with aspects of autism or aspergers. It seems that those who change the world often have elements of autism about them?

Anonymous said...

The crazy ( or the geeks) will inherit the earth!

Anonymous said...

In fact, the 'crazy' one may well not be valued as gifted/talented/clever. They may well be bullied and teased - too weird to fit in. Yet these are the very children who on one level just want to be liked. It is easy to say these are the people we need to be creative, innovative and forward thinking but what do we do to support these fragile, emmerging people?

Bruce Hammonds said...

I am afraid, unless their 'gifts' are in the 'normal' range, not much - they would thrive with a 'personalised' education approach. All students should have their own IEPs.

Anonymous said...

Sylvia Ashton Warner said you can tell a creative teacher he, or she, is the one lying in the corridoor with an arrow in her back - fired by a fellow teacher!