It has been impossible to discuss the preparation of a lesson and the notes thereof without constantly referring to the actual giving of the lesson. Thus the necessity for abiding by a plan and avoiding digressions, the importance of keeping the children at work and always active co-operators in a lesson, have already been suggested. It is assumed that the teacher has prepared the lesson to the best of his ability and that it is suitable for the age and capacity of the class. Such conditions being favourable, teaching to a very great extent is like any other art,—learnt by practice, and, as in all cases of learning, some people need far more practice than others. But equipped with good will to learn by mistakes, with real interest in children and genuine intellectual interests, any person can eventually become a good though perhaps not a 'born' teacher.