and float along like birds o'er summer seas
who read for me the sonnet swelling loudly,
up to its climax
and then dying proudly?
Have you ever paid attention to what you feel like when you've just mastered something new?
The high that goes with I did it myself?
That flush of knowledge which you can't wait to share with everyone else?
Have you ever seen that jolt... that micro-second pause followed by a quick flash in your student's eyes when she suddenly realizes, a-ha, she's got "it"?
Nay, not just that but has successfully applied the new language in an altogether different context?
The joy of acquisition?
Before you rush off... thinking whoa, Karenne is just totally off the page today, and I begin to agree with you... tell me what it looks like, that glorious rush in learning.
And tell me what happens after that.
- Martin Sereno, The Origin of the Human Mind
- Stephanie Norton, article, TES
- Morten L. Kringelbach
- David Lynch, speech@UCBerkley