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100 Day Project – Day 53 – Innovators

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments · 100 Days Project, Books, Children, College students, Education, Important People, Quote of the Week, Reading

100 Day Project – Day 53 – 10:14 pm

“Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society…but for me, education means making creators…you have to make inventors, innovators, not conformists.”  Jean Piaget

I’ve just purchased the newly published Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson  (although it will have to wait until I finish the biography of Einstein by this same author).

I’m looking forward to the read for many reasons; but mostly I want to see if the book covers Job’s childhood.  In flipping pages, I did come across a statement that Job’s biological mother insisted that Steve was to be adopted by college educated people.   When the world calls him a visionary, what part of that can we relate to his early childhood?  I’m interested.  Research tells us the early years make all the difference – so did the difference Jobs make come from his early years?  Today I’m thinking about how to support pre-service teachers in learning how to make space and time and energy to allow children to continue to be the inventors and innovators they are when they arrive.

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