Long-time Educator Rita Pierson tells it like it is: Kids aren’t going to learn from someone they hate. You’re going to have to build a relationship of mutual trust with your students if you want them to respect you, and learn from you.
- Seek first to understand, instead of to be understood
Watch Ms. Pierson’s TED talk to learn more:
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master’s of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students’ voices and choices.