"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." -Pablo Picasso
"Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively." -Dalai Lama XIV
"It's not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether." -Paul Lemberg
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun!" -Mary Lou Cook
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." -Albert Einstein
"If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere." -Marilyn Monroe
What I love about all of these quotes is not that I have the desire to lead a rebellion against all rules, but that all of these phenomenal thinkers and creators realize that you have to think beyond what others do in order to make a change. As we teach our students to be critical thinkers, my ultimate goal is for students to begin to questions norms and rules, and think instead about potential, based on what they have learned.
Based in Doha currently, I am a technology-advocating learning junkie.