Can We Pretend That We’re In School?

A line that one of my thesis professors drops from time to time before class starts. 

In a time where students across all grades and ages are sitting in classrooms, we’re getting an abundant amount of students who lack the ability to connect course material to their own personal connection—their entire reason as to why they are learning in the first place. 

Can we pretend that we are in school is a line that reveals a lot more than what it seems. 

School is an environment built and intended for students to learn within. In it, we lost the meaning of what it meant to learn. Where students are expected to follow strict course guidelines, rules, assignments, grading rubrics. It’s almost anything but learning, because we’re all only following what the rules tells us. 

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