The heroine of the book is a person that restores historical manuscripts….(I am really enjoying this one by the way!) In the beginning of the book she describes how she learned her various skills. At one point she talks about how she learned to make medieval parchment and said, “you have learn by doing. There is no way to sit in a classroom and listen to the description of how this stuff was made and even come close to understanding it.” I know, profound, but we so often make our students learn tasks in a vacuum. Where there is no connection to real world application! How can we make what we are doing more relevant….how can we have more LEARNING BY DOING?