Archive for November 6, 2017

The Art of Teaching: Lesson from Kungfu Panda

Does anyone still remember Kungfu Panda?
Shifu could not teach Po using conventional method.
No matter how passionate Po was about Kungfu, he just could not master it in the beginning.
One day, Shifu discovered an unusual way to teach him: via food.
It worked and Po really did master kungfu.

Some time later, Po had to teach his fellow pandas.
Again, he could not teach them using conventional method.
Instead, when he was about to give up, he finally discovered a method: just make them master what they excelled at and loved to do.
It worked. The panda villagers even held their own against the zombie/jade kungfu masters.

Sometimes, a teacher is not able to teach the students using standard method.
He has to find another way to teach.
Not an easy job since each student is unique.
Nevertheless, let Kungfu Panda be that aspiration for the teacher.

Anyway, here is the clip of Shifu teaching Po.

Posted November 6, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Thought, Video