When working in the laboratory, it is easy to get caught up in the doing: testing samples, taking micrographs, making graphs. One can get lured into a sense of productivity. By asking, “What did you learn this week?” Wayne Jones reminded students that the point of all of these activities is to learn something. We learned about the materials we were studying, how to put together a presentation, and to take high quality images. In the process, we picked up a lot of life lessons from Wayne as well. Perhaps one of his most valuable lessons is to watch out for confirmation bias. This talk explores the scientific and psychological lessons gained from working with Wayne.