The apostle Paul was a great man and a great leader. So it's all the more impressive to find him emphasizing the importance of little people. He tells us how God chose the foolish in the world to shame the wise. He shows us how God uses what is lowly and even despised to bring to nothing the things the world highly esteems. Teacher friend, remember: little people matter to God. So they should matter to us.
It is only when our students know they matter that they can grow and find their true potential in life.