“”You know, kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.”

Can we stand to have more relationships? Absolutely. Will you like all your children? Of course not. And you know your toughest kids are never absent. (Laughter) Never. You won’t like them all, and the tough ones show up for a reason. It’s the connection. It’s the relationships. And while you won’t like them all, the key is, they can never, ever know it. So teachers become great actors and great actresses, and 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. We teach anyway, because that’s what we do.

Teaching and learning should bring joy. How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion? 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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3 Responses to “”You know, kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.”

  1. luciab says:

    Adoro i TED! Andrebbero mangiati uno al giorno, come le mele.

  2. Luisella says:

    Anch’io! Fantastici (e senza slide!).

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