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This ted talk by Rita Pierson encompasses my approach, my belief and my conviction about teaching. It reminds me and makes me reflect as to why I am an educator and why I chose to teach. I believe that my ordeal as a child growing up in a poor neighborhood sparked hope that one day I may be the person that helps another child overcome the same adversities I overcame.
It takes a village to raise a child and my village consisted of my parents, teachers, community centers mentors, and friends. I believe that we as educators should enhance the lives of our students by creating a safe, positive and engaging community with strong ties to their own families. When we do this, children become happier, feel safer and begin to explore what interests them. It is then that they learn, engage and feel confident as learners.
Thank you to the colleagues who have shared their unique perspectives, personal experiences, and early childhood interests. I especially give thanks to Antonietta, Anthony, and Leslie for sharing their research interests and engaging interpretations of early childhood topics. Many times your blogs gave me direction as to how to approach research and interests. I look forward to continuing to learn and share with you.