Every Kids Needs A Champion
and that Champion is you the coach, the teacher. As Rita Pierson say in this short talk, “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like”. A teacher who spend her entire life in and around the classroom. Rita F. Pierson died on June 28, 2013, at the age of 61. This is truly an inspiring talk. Why do all the wise people die to young!
Rita quotes others in this talk as well::
Stephen Covey had the right idea…”Seek first to understand as opposed to being understood.”
James Comer says: “no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship.”
George Washington Carver says: “all learning is understanding relationships.”
“Sport is like a double-edged sword. Swung in the right direction, the sword can have tremendously positive effects, but swung in the wrong direction it can be devastating. The sword is held by adults who supervise children’s sports. Whether sport is constructive or destructive in the psychological development of young children greatly depends on the values, education, and skills of those adults.”- Ranier Martens
“There is very little difference in technical knowledge about the game among most experienced coaches. However, there is a vast difference between leaders in their ability to teach and motivate those under their supervision.” – John Wooden
Quotes from Rita:
“Parents make decisions for their children based on what they know, what they feel will make them safe. And it is not our place [as educators] to say what they do is ‘wrong.’ It’s our place to say maybe we can add a set of rules that they don’t know about.”
“While you won’t like [all your students], the key is they can never, ever know it.”
“Teachers become great actors and great actresses. … We come to work when we don’t feel like it, and we’re listening to policy that doesn’t make sense — and we teach anyway.”
“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.”
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