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Life-Long Learning - More Than a Cliché

by Beth Malovance

Back when I was a college student and working toward my teaching certificate, it seemed like almost every teacher stressed the importance of being a “life-long learner”. At the time, I’m pretty sure I internally rolled my eyes and thought, “How cliché can that buzzword be?” but now I’ve come to realize that many of the successful artists and teachers are, in fact, life-long learners.

When you’re young, you understand the need to continue learning and developing your skills, but often it seems that this desire fizzles out at some point. Perhaps that is because we have gotten older, or we feel as though we should already be experts because we are the instructors.