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The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

Temple Grandin is an amazing person. Born in 1947, she is a Doctor of Animal Science and a professor at Colorado State University. She is known for her work in the livestock industry, but is perhaps most famous due to her openness about her autism, and advocacy for autistic individuals. Watch the video and be inspired!

Temple Grandin is such a strong reminder that as educators, we need to continue to find what motivates each child, and find a way to light every single one of those individual flames.

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One response to “The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

  1. Vicky Loras April 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Hi keith!
    I’ll begin by quoting your final sentences: “Temple Grandin is such a strong reminder that as educators, we need to continue to find what motivates each child, and find a way to light every single one of those individual flames.”
    I agree with you wholeheartedly on this: teachers need to recognize each child’s learning style and adjust to each one accordingly. Not each child, as each person in general, learns the same way. For example, I have always known that I am a visual learner and now that I have been learning German the past eight months, I depend on that chacteristic in order to learn more effectively. That is what I do with the kids as well.
    Temple Grandin is a person who has inspired thousands of people around the world and thank you for this wonderful video of her!
    Yes, you are right – the world does need all kinds of minds! It is this diversity that makes humans so special!
    Kindest regards,
    Vicky

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