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Vancouver Sun Run


BC Day marks the middle of the summer, which means for some – the holidays are almost over. For me, it signals that it’s time to begin preparing for the upcoming school year.

Rita Pierson’s TED Talk – Every Kid Needs a Champion is an 8 minute video which captures the essence of why I became an educator and grounds me in my work.

Pierson speaks about the value and importance of human connections… of relationships.

The following is an excerpt from the video which has always spoken to me:

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.


Every Kid Needs a Champion:


Here’s a link to the transcript of this TED Talk:  Every Kid Needs a Champion

photo credit: Vancouver Sun Run 2006 via photopin (license)