From the Editor's Computer
Essays...midterms...Help! This past couple of weeks I have had to bury my head in the books, school books that is, in order to get lots of studying caught up and completed.
While I enjoy studying and learning new things, in all honesty, I would really enjoy the process so much more if I could eliminate the assignments and exams. Essay deadlines are worse than newspaper deadlines, particularly when they fall on the same day! On the other hand, the luxury of writing an exam at a time of day convenient to me (7:00 a.m.), and without having to leave my home, is something that I have discovered I can handle quite well.
However, education and learning are not confined strictly to the classroom with its teachers, assignments, quizzes, and exams. Learning involves considerably more than school and seemingly endless amounts of homework.
Every experience we encounter, every person we meet, every task we carry out, and every choice we must make are learning opportunities.
Some of these learning situations are very obvious to us. Especially when you are faced with the same situation time and time again. Some, though, are more obscure, and we don’t realize their real significance until later.