Was Albert Einstein learning disabled? I don’t think anybody knows for sure but the idea has certainly been tossed around enough for a variety of reasons. His name shows up on lists of famous and successful people with learning disabilities and for good reason – anybody can overcome anything and learning disabled does not mean dumb.
I saw this poster in my daughter’s classroom at back to school night and I had to take a pic. It was, in all places, the Learning Center. The quote is actually from Einstein and is very telling.
“Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you that mine are still greater.” – Albert Einstein
This is a great model for kids that are struggling in school. Even the greatest thinkers of all time have trouble figuring out things that they are good at. Einstein was brilliant at physics but he struggled with some of the math. How ironic.
If we can show kids (and parents and teachers) examples like this, it takes the pressure off just enough to get through the struggle.