Rita Pierson, an educator since 40 years talks about the value and importance of human connections and relationships between teachers and students.
At 1:50 in this video she shares the universal truth of education, “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like“. Â At 2:55 she says something about her kids that will make you believe that she is an awesome teacher. At 3:55 she demonstrates how to build that connection. At 4:20 she will make you smile wide and bright. At 6:57 she says “We teach anyway“, and the conviction in her eyes simply melts the heart. And in the end she leaves with a statement that generates hope. Hope that if teachers anywhere and everywhere, try and connect with the kids in their class at a personal level, it will give each one of them a better life, and definitely give the world a better future.