Every child needs a champion

I saw this video of Rita Pierson – Every child needs a Champion on facebook and had to share it with you…

It is a Ted Talk video of Rita Pierson, Education Consultant and she is speaking to a group of teachers in various capacities about giving children what they need in order to get the education they deserve.

A quick recap: It is about setting up the learning environment for children to have a successful experience – relationships with the students. Be transparent with the children, when you stuff up … “own it”. Help build their confidence, help to feel like they belong… and so much more!

You can hear and see the passion in her statements.


This is my view and experience from watching the video.

It brought up a nice discussion in our house this morning. I am quite passionate about children having a supportive and nurturing environment to learn. To have educators that actually care about their students and their education. To give them 100% of themselves every time, as that is their passion. For them to leave their crap at the door and stop educators making it about themselves. To focus on the passion and its purpose and do what they love doing.

While overhearing a colleague say “They don’t pay me to like the kids”, her response was “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.”

I believe everyone has the ability to do what they love and give a deeper meaning to it. To have certainty, variety, significance, connection, growth and contribution in a resourceful way. A way that will sustain, support, and nurture themselves and others around them. You will be amazed at the changes that happen around you as a result.

Rita Pierson: “Every kid needs a champion…” – I believe everyone needs a champion in their life!

This is also where Effective Directions come in. Our passion is to help people find their version of passion so they too can give 100% to something they believe in… Not just because it pays the bills!

This is something I have discussed with some of my clients…
What is your ideal average day?
Your groundhog day?
Something you are happy to do every day all day…


Please watch it this video and and decide for yourself… do children deserve to have a champion?

One thought on “Every child needs a champion

  1. It’s hard to find experienced people about this topic, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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