As technology advances and becomes more capable, there are many new teaching styles coming into play. There's a lot of 'new and improved' to be seen, but it's important to remember that sometimes, newer isn't always better. The word 'lecture' has gotten a bad rap over the years, but in truth, a traditional lecture is still one of the most effective and natural ways of conveying information, and it has stood the test of time through all conceivable models of teaching, across generations, cultures, and ideologies. We repeatedly turn to lectures because they work. When students settle into a lecture--not in a state of boredom or annoyance, but attentive listening and willingness to learn--the lecture model provides a steady flow of information that students can learn and grow from. By allowing themselves to become immersed in the words of their educators, students activate a powerful mental state that opens them up to retaining new ideas, contemplating the presented information, and expanding their own thinking processes.