TED Talk – Every Kid Needs a Champion – SIRDC Lesson: History of American Education

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

http://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion?language=en

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