I came across this TedTalk today…I was initially viewing talks about teachers who take risks. But I found this one held my attention – for the exact reason that the clip is about: the speaker has magic. He has a way of communicating that captivates listeners, keeps them on the edge of their seat waiting to hear what he’ll say next. Is he taking a risk by using his magic? I think so! Straying from traditional teaching methods tends to get a lot of raised eyebrows. And how about the way colleagues may react? (Could be interest, feeling upset, envy, or even jealousy). But if the outcome is having engaged and interested students, then would it not be a risk worth taking?