Nader was starting elementary school-grade one, and he was nervous and frightened. A grumpy lady was their teacher. She didn’t have any passion for teaching. Working all these years as teaching the same subjects, made her life boring probably.
Most of the kids were afraid of her. Nader was learning slowly, which was very reasonable, but to his teacher, he was a piece of work, a disappointment, and a waste of time.
Poor Nader finished his first year of primary school as an example of a loser to others. The teacher always pointed at him and said: “Do you want to be like Nader?”
The second-year, the unfortunate Kids, had the same teacher. Nader completely believed that he was a disappointment and just a dumb student. There seemed to be no hope for Nader at all. The second-year finished with bad marks as well.
The third year, a well-dressed serious lady introduced herself as that year’s teacher. She seemed full of energy and passion.
Nader liked the class and didn’t want his teacher to know he was a loser in grades one and two.
When the teacher was checking the student’s homework, Nader noticed that she is signing for each schoolchild. Nader was shaking and knew the teacher would remind him how stupid he was.
When the teacher signed Nader’s homework, she smiled. Nader looked to see what she wrote and saw the word “Excellent work.”
Nader worked very hard and finished grade 3 with an excellent result. He passed all the years with excellent marks. He finished university in Iran; and got a scholarship for the University of Kent in UK.
A single word of “excellent work” was an encouragement for Nader to become successful. Why don’t we use great words towards our children, students, and any human being?
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