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One half of the entertainment duo Penn & Teller explains how performance and discomfort make education come alive.

The first job of a teacher is to make the student fall in love with the subject. That doesn’t have to be done by waving your arms and prancing around the classroom; there’s all sorts of ways to go at it, but no matter what, you are a symbol of the subject in the students’ minds.

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/what-classrooms-can-learn-from-magic/425100/