The other day, I was watching a TED TALK on why “Every kid needs a champion” by Rita Pierson. What I learnt, not that I didn’t already know, but her speech further reinforced my thought process was the power of positive reinforcement. It’s difficult being an educator, it’s difficult to truly listen to each and every child and be patient with them and mould them into becoming a positive and an impactful citizen of the society. But is it impossible? No.
In fact, we spend more time with the students than the parents themselves. Educators have a certain share of responsibilities and a huge amount of trust embedded on their shoulders from the parents. They are not there only to correct assignments, or give feedback, they are there to nurture, to influence and to care for the students out of the many things they have willingly accepted to do so.
This video says it all! Thank you, Rita Pierson.