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[Weekly Inspiration] Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

[Weekly Inspiration] Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Need a little pick me up for the week ahead? Look no further. We pulled one of our favorite TED Talks that will remind you how important you are to your students.


“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 that they can possibly be.” 

Rita Pierson, a 40-year veteran teacher, calls educators to embrace the challenges of the profession and focus on building genuine relationships with students. Her talk is a powerful reminder of the academic success all students are capable of achieving when they are empowered to believe in their own abilities.

Now get out there, rock your week!

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Beth Holine

Beth Holine joined Edmentum in 2011 as a Marketing Specialist. In her role, she works to provide teachers and educators with innovative, useful resources. Beth has a B.S. in Psychology from the Iowa State University.