The value of a good lecturer is to know where to begin, what to include and leave out, and by what stages to lead a student to mastery of a subject.
"I stopped lecturing. [...] Instead I gave them the book and my notes to read. I ask them to read the book before coming to class, not after class, and in class, I teach by questioning so I'll talk a few minutes, [then] I'll ask a question. The students think about it and then I have them vote on the answer --- we actually use technology to do that --- so they commit to an answer and then I tell them find somebody with a different answer around you and try to convince that person.
I call this approach peer instruction because students teach each other at the same level. Rather than teacher-student it's student-student, and I as the instructor facilitate it instead of being the sage on the stage delivering wisdom."
- Eric Mazur in this video about peer instruction for active learning
Not only in love does giving mean receiving. The teacher is taught by his students, the actor is stimulated by his audience, the psychoanalyst is cured by his patient — provided they do not treat each other as objects, but are related to each other genuinely and productively.
“Build your idea, piece by piece, out of concepts that your audience already understands,” - Chris Anderson
I'm the kind of person who when it comes to, say, something like language or just communicating on a daily basis, I feel like I'm trying to put an ocean through a straw