Click to Watch in HD > Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson

Watch Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, They dont pay me to like the kids. Her response: Kids dont learn from people they dont like. A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the worlds leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at TED news on Twitter: TED on Facebook: to our channel: