As a teacher, many factors determine a successful classroom experience.
We may use visual aids (PowerPoint, whiteboard or handouts). We may incorporate dialogue.
Whatever we choose, the bottom-line involves learning. Is the student learning the material presented?
The most common mistake is that teachers teach and students learn. This mentality leads to a lecture style of teaching and avoids discussion that might challenge the thinking of the teacher.
As a leader, we must first be a student ourselves. We need to use every opportunity to learn from others.
Each person has knowledge, life experience, and abilities that should make the classroom a place where everyone learns.