TEDed – Every Kid Needs a Champion

MUST WATCH – Amazing video from TEDedCHAT with Rita Pierson.  Rita spent has been a teacher for 40 years and discusses the importance of relationships with our students.  She discusses in the video how colleague said to her, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.  They pay me to teach a lesson, the kids should learn it… case closed” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.”

rita pierson

She challenges educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level and see where you can take them!

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