Every kid needs a champion (TED talk)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.
“Teachers become great actors and great actresses. … We come to work when we don't feel like it, and we're listening to policy that doesn't make sense — and we teach anyway.”-- Rita Person