When the teacher is ready, she waits for the students to appear. It doesn't mean a thing that she has 32 kids in her classroom. Through four years of high school, I learned to type. It was the most valuable gift I have ever received. But I cringe thinking about all those good people banging their heads against me in all those classes that were required for graduation. I was not ready for anything they were selling. The same could be said for college and seminary. I began to learn what I needed to know on my own when I walked into my first parish. I have devoured book after book all my professional life. I've kept three or four books going for the last fifty plus years. And none of the things I have been reading about were offered in any of the schools I attended. Makes me wonder what first grade, etc., could have been. Montessori may have been the answer. But here we are. Reading about Taoism and Calphalon cookware.