When most people think about gifted students, the first thing that
usually comes to mind, is an innate sense of knowing. Here are some
interesting facts that I saw this online and thought I’d share
it with you.
1. Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before
he could read.
2. Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school.
3.When Thomas Edison was a boy, his teachers told him he was too
stupid to learn anything.
4. F.W.Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he was 21. But
his employers would not let him wait on a customer because he “Didn’t
have enough sense.”
5.A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney because he had “No good ideas”
6.Caruso’s music teacher told him “You can’t sing, you have no voice
7.Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college.
8.Verner Von Braun flunked 9th grade algebra.
9.Admiral Richard E. Byrd had been retired from the navy, as, “Unfit
for service” Until he flew over both poles.
10.Louis Pasteur was rated as mediocre in chemistry when he attended
the Royal College
11.Abraham Lincoln entered The Black Hawk War as a captain and came out a
12.Fred Waring was once rejected from high school chorus.
13.Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade.
Next Week I’ll be dealing with the Myth of Genius inspired by Malcom Gladwell.