Learning can be fun. Of course, when we were kids we didn’t always believe that. We used to always dread the end of summer because it meant the end of our freedom and we’d have to go back to school, where we were forced into rigid structure, waking up early and studying for tests. But some of our teachers knew how to keep that spark of inquisitiveness and creativity alive in us. Learning wasn’t just memorizing boring facts and regurgitating them onto standardized testing so the school would look good.
Learning could have been as cool as any other activity, if you looked at it the right way. Sadly, these types of teachers were rare, and the majority of them would just make you read from the textbooks. And oh boy… textbooks don’t always make the best teachers. Not only because they’re lifeless and boring, but because sometimes they try too hard, failed spectacularly with their facts or sometimes… both.