Maverick Quotes (1 quote)
I like to find mavericks, students who dont know what theyre looking for, who are sensitive and vulnerable and have unusual pasts. If you do enough work with these students you can often transform their level of contribution. After all, the real breakthroughs come from the mavericks.
As quoted in Frances Glennon, 'Student and Teacher of Human Ways', Life (14 Sep 1959), 143. Mead attributes her own pioneering approach to being educated at home by her grandmother, a retired schoolteacher, whom she said was about 50 years ahead of her timefor instance, she taught me algebra before arithmetic.