I believe that learning is a process that extends far beyond the parameters of the classroom. The setting of the classroom is a formal learning environment that encourages and enhances the quality of one's education, but it is only an elementary step in the process of lifelong learning.
Every situation we encounter, every event that occurs, provides us with the opportunity to learn from our experiences, as well as from the experiences of others. We are each responsible for our own learning, though, with the help of teachers, leaders, and role models, we can be guided in discovering and understanding more about the world.
"Who is wise? He who learns from every man."
Ethics of our Fathers 4:1