The Official theory of learning that is employed by most school systems, he writes, places too much emphasis on the solitary learning of the individual (Smith 1998). As you read this, you no doubt recognize the difference between these two paths of learning. We all have grown up cramming for tests only to forget much of the information we "memorized" a short time later. Contrast this learning with the more every day experience of working together with others to solve a problem. Things we learn in this way are seem to stick with us and connect to other knowledge that we have gathered. A middle school student attending an LA area school that focused on the Classic theory of learning commented, "At my other school, it was like we were being taught with water that just rolled off of us, but here it's like you are teaching with glue. Everything we learn sticks with us." The ripples from this drop in the education pond can already be seen as more and more technology becomes part of our daily lives. It is not so much that the technology tools are impactful, it is in how we use them to help students connect what they learn to their daily lives and their daily lives to what they learn. The Book of Learning and Forgetting is a must read for any educator hoping to encourage the dreamer in 21st century students.