In a day in age where teachers receive so much criticism about the job that we do day after day... here is an uplifting video that will make you smile.
This was shared with me and I wanted to share this with all of you! What a beautiful and inspirational talk about how every kid needs a champion. It is one of the best invested 7 minutes and 49 seconds you will spend watching an inspirational talk. I would LOVE to hear your feedback!
"So teachers become great actors and great actresses. And we come to work when we don't feel like it. We listen to policy that doesn't make sense and we teach anyway. We teach anyway because that's what we do. Teaching and learning should bring joy. How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion? Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them. Who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they could possibly be. Is this job tough? You betcha! But it is not impossible! We can do this, we are educators, we are born to make a difference."
- Rita Pierson