Currently, recent Nobel Prize for Physiology winner's 1949 report card is making the rounds of Facebook. In case you are not keeping track, his work that won the prize showed that stem cells can be created from mature body cells. Anyway, the report card is a hoot. The teacher calls his work substandard, and criticizes him for always wanting to do his work his own way. The blurb goes on to say that he expressed a future desire to become a scientist, which the teacher called "quite ridiculous."
I don't know whether to laugh, cry, or do both. I do know that teachers should learn from this. I also bemoan the fact that teachers like Gurdon's make this job MUCH harder for those of us who are not like that.
Long live teaching students to learn their own way!!!!!!