“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” -William Arthur Ward
People will let you teach them as long as you don’t make them feel like idiots for having to learn in the first place.
When you address people as if they’re your equals rather than treating them as if they’re a bunch of morons who need to apologize for not knowing, their hearts will open to you and their minds will be receptive to what you have to say.
A good teacher doesn’t need to dumb down his material as much as he needs to lift up his students.
Education, rightly done, affirms as much as it informs.