We often take advantage of our learning, for we do not even see that we are learning at all. We don’t see that we’re learning, and maybe we truly aren’t. Maybe this one-size-fits-all system to which we’ve become accustomed doesn’t even fit anyone at all. Students do not fit into specific categories, no matter how hard you force them to. You can’t simply dig three gaping holes in the ground, line your students up, and choose whether they are “over-achievers,” “under-achievers,” or students who you consider “regular.” You can’t feed textbooks to the “over-achievers” and assignments to the “regular” kids, nor can you leave those “under-achievers” there to rot, unattended to and unaccounted for. Every pupil needs her or his own set of boundaries and his or her own state of mind, for every pupil is different.
Perhaps it is impossible to cater to every student with a three course meal suited for royalty. But maybe it’s time we started writing up our menus and getting into that lunch line that’ll fulfill our needs as students.