Don’t underestimate the power of praise and appreciation. These little motivations for students could go a long way. Check out this inspiring story that motivated the business tycoon and billionaire, Jack Ma Yun.
“I was not interested in most subjects in primary and middle school, except English. My English teacher said to me, ‘Ma Yun, your English pronunciation is pretty good.’ This sentence gave me a lot of confidence and ushered me through the door of learning English.”Jack Ma Yun
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma Yun urged teachers to find the strength in each child as his charitable foundation recognized the efforts of rural educators on Monday. Drawing on his own experience, Ma, a former English teacher and the founder of Alibaba Group, which owns the South China Morning Post, said a teacher’s encouragement could play a decisive role in a child’s future.
-By Alice Yan, The Korea Times