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Here's something to study. Go ahead. Look at it closely. Think about each word. It's what students do, not in and for school, but in and for life.

If you were a athlete, what would you add? An artist? Cook? Parent? Cop? Doctor? Gardner? Carpenter? If you cut hair, designed clothes, built roads, nursed patients, filed documents, directed a company, taught school, or wrote books, what verbs would you think important?

We learn by doing, and there are many modes of doing, many verbs, and they merit our thinking about them. Why do persons do this? What does it take for them to do this well? Who does this involve? What does doing this well lead to? How can we do this better? When is this particularly important?