The Realm Think Tank is an experience in self-guided learning - it is an environment that guides each student in discovering his or her ability to learn. The Think Tank guides students along the learning and creative process from the posing of an initial question, through research and discovery, to the creation of a completed product demonstrating and sharing their accomplishments and new understanding. This process gives students the experience of learning a self-chosen topic or skill, and an awareness of their ability to take control of their own education. We will raise questions like, what is learning? how do I learn? what do I want to learn? are different ways of learning better for different subjects? what can I accomplish with the new knowledge I’ve found? More advanced students will begin exploring the distinction between learning information and learning concepts. We will begin actively building a foundation of knowledge and comprehension to help expand our overall understanding of ourselves and our potentials. Students will begin focusing on synthesis and connection - asking questions like, how do the things we know connect and inform other things we know and new things we learn/discover?