The more I think of this - the more I am convinced. Teachers not only revert to the default position provided through our colonial / industrial heritage in schooling, but they also misunderstand their role in the classroom. Teachers have traditionally fallen somewhere on what I would label as the teacher-as-entertainer axis. Some are good entertainers - but even in this circumstance, not all students like all entertainers. Most teachers will exhaust themselves trying to be successful within this axis. It is a very risky model. A poor entertainer will revert to trying to control the audience. This is a very dangerous model for learning - so much is at risk. We need to alter the axis of learning.