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I work with a number of groups ranging from say 6 to 16 and they are Chinese kids (I'm in China) so their English is fairly basic. Also they wouldn't be familiar with the western "real world individuals" that you mentioned. Though it sounds like a great idea. I guess I should first educate myself on eastern "real world individuals" that Chinese people would ...


When I taught I often stuck to real world individuals the students would know, but that failed often before reaching stardom or fame. I usually mention; Michael Jordan (Tons of good inspirational videos on YouTube), J.K. Rowling (author tie-in for Aesop), Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Jim Carrey, Bill Gates (Windows or Xbox drop depending on the crowd), and Walt Disney ...

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