I’ve spent a lot of time in school. Almost 15 years of my life. I was a pretty okay student. Early in life, I understood the expectations of the classroom and performed accordingly. Write the papers, read the books, say the things. You know the drill. I certainly did.
I haven’t been a traditional student for a few years, but lately I’ve been thinking about the value of the student mindset. When I was in university, I walked into every classroom with the expectation to learn. It was natural. It was easy. The dynamic in the room was already set up: I was there to listen and the prof was there to share their knowledge. There was nothing to prove. Everyone in the room already knew that I was clueless. That’s why I was in the class, to learn.Continue reading “Always Be a Student”