Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
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.
Notes that she is a third generation teacher of 40 years, who is concerned about education reform.
Children need connections and relationships as much as they need information. And, students will learn more effectively if teachers care about them and their future.
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