Todd Rose & The End of Average

Todd Rose went from high school dropout to earning his Ph.D. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education where he is now the director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program. He leads the Laboratory for the Science of the Individual where the Individual Mastery Project is conducted.

This long-term study investigating the development of individual excellence and expertise lead him to author The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness as an introduction to the concept no individual falls under the auspices of “average.” An absolute must-read for anyone looking to shift their minds to the learner-centered paradigm, Todd swiftly debunks the notion that individual learners (and employees) should be evaluated based on an average no one shares.

From the dangers in designing a cockpit for the average pilot to the less life threatening (at least in the short-term) application in the field of education, Todd has committed himself to spreading the word on why “average” need not apply when attempting to group individuals. And, we’re ready to spread the word right along with him.

In order to bring his work outside the lab and printing press, Todd co-founded The Center for Individual Opportunity, a non-profit organization that promotes the principles of individuality in work, school, and society.

We encourage you to check out all of Todd’s work and explore why the idea of “average” needs to take a backseat to the idea of celebrating the uniqueness of every single individual for the unique strengths they bring to this world.

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