On Education

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers. ~ Richard Bach

Part of my schools philosophy is that you continue to be a lifelong learner. Doing any kind of self study degree means that you are constantly learning “how to learn”. You may start studying a book on creativity that leads you to an art class, that leads you to studying color or maybe working with poetry and color.It never seems to be a direct line of thinking which for me is quite different than traditional college. Even a mini vacation turns into a learning experience, I want to learn the names of the wildflowers, and the way foxes live and how to do the mixed media college I saw at the art fair. When you start thinking this way every day turns into a learning experience, there is no end to class or school or education.

Today, open yourself up to learning something new and write about the experience. Maybe you can study a new form of poetry or experiment with a new art form. It could be as simple as taking a walk or striking up a conversation with someone you work with that has a different background. All of these learning experiences can only enrich your writing. Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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