7.14.2013

Every Kid Needs A Champion

Sadly, the world lost a character champion a month ago 
when Rita Pierson passed away unexpectedly.
Her wise words will always resonate with me:


In this TED talk filmed in May 2013, Rita discusses why
relationships are key in a child's school success.

So grab your morning cup of whatever wakes you up in the morning, 
get comfy on the couch, 
and prepare to be inspired by this
 passionate "school house" veteran.



What will you do differently this year to connect with kids?


12 comments:

  1. I love Rita. What a wonderful legacy she left on Earth.

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    1. Agreed ... forty years of passion and love! Thanks for stopping by, Miss Nelson.

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  2. I hadn't heard about Rita until I saw her on Miss Nelson's blog:) What an amazing woman and her legacy will reach many:) Thanks for sharing this:))


    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. My pleasure, Tara ... that was filmed just a month before she left her earthly home and gives me pause about seizing EVERY day. She was, indeed, an amazing advocate for ALL!

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  3. Oh no, I am so sad to hear of her passing! I *just* pinned her TED Talk and she is so inspiring. Thanks for this post!

    ~Stephanie
    3rd Grade Thoughts

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    1. My friend Jay said that he attended her memorial service just yesterday in Houston. Can you imagine the celebration of life THAT must have been!

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  4. I listened to this awhile ago. She was amazing!

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    1. I love the part about parents sending us their best ... that could be a daily reminder for me.

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  5. That was great Barbara! I loved her sense of humor and truthfulness. She left a legacy of relationship, I'm sure!
    Sandi at Literacy Minute

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    1. I knew you'd like it, too, Sandi. Ditto to what I loved about her refreshing look at who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. How very inspiring. Thank you for sharing this. So so good.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Her inspirational thoughts will be the medicine I need when I start to empty out and need a shot of motivation. I knew this would touch your heart, too, Tammy!

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