Saturday, January 14, 2012


When I feel like learning is simply not arising in my classes, I’m sometimes lucky enough to recall that, essentially, it has no choice in the matter. Learning, by its very nature, can never stop happening, never stop bringing its skills and transformations to the surface of our lives. Like the blood in our bodies that constantly supplies us with restoration and even rebirth without our assistance, learning lets itself unfold in our midst moment by moment. Whether a student is making an annotation in the margin of a book, or bothering the student beside him, or simply staring at birds among the trees outside, he or she is sharing in the ongoing process of learning. There’s a fountain always flowing up among all of us, whether we sense it or not – a fountain made for revitalizing our lives with learning. 

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