The Case Against Average

Todd Rose, in a recent Tedx Talk, summarized something that has been fluttering around the edges of my thinking for a while. He makes a strong case against teaching to the average and puts forth the idea that a learner’s profile is jagged, in other words some areas are above average and some are below. This jagged profile means an averaged learning environment will be either too easy or too difficult for virtually every student. Take 20 minutes to watch, it is worth it.

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