The author steals five lessons on personalized teaching from watching Kung Fu Panda.
5. "When a student is ready, the teacher comes." This might be my favorite quote of all time. And I don't think this refers to Po in the film at all. I think this actually refers to Shifu, who also is able to learn a lot from Po. Only when Shifu is ready to accept the first four lessons here, is he able to understand the fifth.
How can we learn to tap into students' true potential so that they blossom in our classes and that, in turn, we blossom into effective teachers? I mean it's always more effective to teach students who really want to learn.