The title is my answer to the question I asked myself; “Why am I in this blogathon?” Last year’s blogathon was a great experience in my life. I should admit that the prize is a great motivator. Most people will agree that motivation is an important characteristic for successful people. But I think real learning flourishes when people learn for its own sake. Learning can be hard work, and sometimes it is true that nothing comes easily, but learning can also be a lot of fun like blogging here. I think students who see learning as a means for high grades, tend to think less deeply while reducing the quality of their thinking. Some researches confirm that students who are more interested in learning than succeeding outperform those who are distracted by scoring good grades. (Reference: Alfie Kohn, 1999. The Schools Our Children Deserve, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, http://www.alfiekohn.org/books/tsocd.htm ) If we want our students to be successful, I think we should encourage them to have fun while learning instead of having good grades at the end. Does that lead to success? Or what leads to success? I'm not sure. That's an intimidating question with numerous different answers, but I intend on using this blogathon for the sake of learning! And I’m going to have fun doing it. We’ll see whether it leads to success or not. What do you think about it?