Xiaorong Wang

I am so grateful to be one of the 12 teaching fellows in the 2017 UVa STARTALK program. This program not only has enhanced my understanding of teaching theories and techniques, but also provided me opportunities to learn about mindfulness and appreciative inquiry. I love how the spirit of teamwork and positive thinking is embedded in everyday program work. Every day was started with positive energy, encouragement, and love. Even though the schedule was very intense and some days could be exhausting, the experience is quite rewarding and unforgettable. I feel that the positive thinking and growth mindset has instilled into my mind and attitude toward to life. I have gradually started to look at challenges from a positive perspective. This change and growth has endowed me power to a happier path of both career and life.