A bit of a juvenile reprobate, and a square peg by his own admission. Needless to say, he didn't do particularly well in school. In fact, he flunked out. And yet now he's on the faculty of Harvard University, a professor of education and applied neuroscience. In his first book, Square Pegs he outlines his own journey and also a way that we can change the educational system to be less "one size fits all" and more customized to each student's personal learning style.
In his new book, The End of Average: How We Succeed In a World That Values Sameness he gets more specific in his plan to move forward. We (myself, Shane Diver, Tricia Ting, Brad Johnson, Chad Saul and Parker Collins of Innocean, among others) created the above video outlining the problem with our current outmoded school system and demonstrate how we can go beyond standardized tests, etc, and even the very notion of average (which, as Todd points out, doesn't really even exist.) Enjoy. Be inspired. Find out more. Because you, of all people, are definitely way past average.
Below, a couple videos from Todd.