Presented by Rita Pierson. Watch the TED Talk HERE.
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.
This video shows the power of connection and relationships that can be built through tutoring.
Questions for Reflection:
What message would you like to share with the students you worked with in service (share in an email or video).
Who has been a champion in your life?
Share a story of a connection you made in service.
Share a story of a connection you had as a student.
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