Sometimes your greater gift to your students is to provide an initial core of knowledge, but then to show them that isn't all there is—that knowledge is fluid, subject to context, time, and imagination. Learning is more of a process than a product. By asking students to maintain a log or journal of their learning experiences and reflections, you can enable them to make the best of the learning process. Such strategies are key to helping some students become lifelong learners. Learning logs and journals also provide an intimate look at students' thinking and help students monitor their own understanding.