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Every kid needs a champion

This week I went on some maths lead training and mindset was linked into the topic.

They played the video by Rita on TedTalks and although I have watched it a few times before I would watch it again and again.

It saddens me to see teachers who teach but don’t show love for the pupils.

having respect and listening to children is so important.

I remember being at school , I must have been in year 3 or something and I had the most miserable teacher. She was old, mumbled a load of stuff under her breath and never smiled. I always wondered why she was a teacher. I even thought

Do you even like children?

But of course I never asked her this!

I remember a visitor at a training session shared a quote with us

Children won’t always remember what you have taught them but they will never forget how you made them feel.

This is so true! I respect every single one of my pupils. I will smile and say good morning to every single one even on the days I am exhausted and can’t wait for the holidays. I will apologise if I make a mistake and model good behaviour.

Rita clearly explains the reasons why teachers play such an important part of a child’s life. You can make a huge difference and I always finish watching it with a tear in my eyes.

Rita is a great inspiration for all and has made a huge impact on so many educators. I inspire to be like her one day. Rest in peace💕

Let me know your thoughts.


9 thoughts on “Every kid needs a champion

  1. Oh I didn’t know that she passed. She does give a powerful message here. This probably sounds cheesy but the kids, the parents, the relationships were some of my favorite parts of teaching. That’s what it’s all about. 😉💖

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  2. Your headline is so true. Every child needs someone who sees the light within her/him and the potential just waiting to get out. If adults need positive reinforcement, how much more so must kids? Thanks for sharing this post.

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  3. I love this!! My mom has been a teacher for as long as I can remember and I know that she believes the champion for kids quote as well – wonderful blog!!

    Followed your blog as well! x

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  4. Great post. It’s true, we do remember how teachers made us feel. I don’t remember the lesson content but I do remember my primary school teacher making us laugh and smile. On the flip side I remember another teacher I had who was so strict and didn’t seem to like us kids either 🙄

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