We all know that engaged students learn more. Yet, sometime "fun" seems frivolous, something to be cut if presented with a lack of time or resources. I like to be hospitable. The thrill of people coming over, setting a table, and preparing an obscene amount of food gets my blood pumping. For this reason, his 'Welcome to the BBQ' example spoke to me. He talks about the effort he would put into inviting you over for a BBQ- asking if you like steak, how you'd like it seasoned and cooked. He'd prepare all the fixins' to go along side it, drinks to wash it down with, and dessert to top it all off. He absolutely would not serve a rare steak- how embarrassing! However, this is how too many educators approach the goings-on of their own classrooms. He writes, "Teachers like this walk into class with their raw, unseasoned content, plop it down in front of their kids and say, 'Eat it!'...No wonder their students act as if learning is a form of torture that must be endured as they choke down their lessons."