Veteran Educator Rita Pierson Advises: “Every Kid Needs a Champion!”

Every once in a while I come across an inspirational video that just resonates. This is the case with the video below, a recording of Rita Pierson, an educator with forty years of experience in the profession. As she tells it, she 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.'” This video presents a rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, and personal level. Enjoy!