Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson

Duration: 7 minutes and 49 seconds
Published: May 03, 2013
Definition: HD
Views: 2.72 million
Channel: TED
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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.

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