I see the positives in people rather than differences.
The positives I speak of are easy to find. It makes for good classes and good times.
In my courses I always stress effort, but I also speak to finding positives.
Proportionally I want the right mix of questions and group work. Ideally lessons are learned everyday and every way. Effort is the actually not how you get through the journey, it is the journey. I want to be smarter and better than I was yesterday.