I came across a great article in the Atlantic by Jessica Lahey called Teaching: Just Like Performing Magic. In it she talks to Teller of Penn and Teller fame about his time as a teacher before he became famous. He taught Latin of all things but his point was how teaching is really a performance art saying that the delivery part of the job is often under valued and rarely taught. I kind of agree although as with most things there needs to be a balance. It’s no good delivering rubbish brilliantly, so to speak. The whole article is here and well worth a read.