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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

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A Wonderful Poster on Failure July13, 2014 I have always believed that teachers (and people in general) MUST have an open midset; one that tolerates and celebrates mistakes and errors; one that looks at failure as an opportunity for a better beginning. It is through falling down that we stand up robust and it is through misfortunes that we gather our strength to live the life we want and pursue our dreams. If we want to raise up socially and emotionally strong students who can face up and overcome the hardships of life, an important key in this is to teach (and model) them about failure. We need to show them that failure is a healthy sign and a good omen for a healthy life experience. They need to view failure as an attempt for deep reflection and meditation about what work or did not work.

Do we think enough about love for children in care? Artwork on display at the conference. Photo: Flickr/LiverpoolHopeUniversity By Selina Anderson On the 26th April 2019, the first conference organised by those who had experienced the care system was held at Liverpool Hope University. The vision of the conference was two-fold.

Special Education Sayings and Special Education Quotes Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old special education quotes, special education sayings, and special education proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond. Jim Jeffords P is for Rita F. Pierson: Every Child Needs a Champion - The Positive Encourager Rita was a remarkable teacher. She died at the age of 61 in 2013. Here is the TED appreciation of her life and work. In the video above Rita gives a rousing and inspiring speech about what it means to be a teacher. Explaining the calling of being a teacher, she says:

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick How to praise kids: It’s a hot topic for many parents and educators. A lot of the conversation around it has stemmed from studies by Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford who has been researching this specific topic for many years. “My research shows that praise for intelligence or ability backfires,” said Dweck, who co-authored a seminal research paper on the effects of praise on motivation and performance. Social workers, please learn from my experience in care Children in care are among the most vulnerable in our society and often social workers are the only person that a looked after child can turn to. Their role is monumental; they can turn a difficult situation into a positive experience, helping young people to form trusting relationships with others. Poor support can exacerbate feelings of fear, uncertainty and isolation, leading to disastrous outcomes. I should know. In my 11 years in care I had 13 social workers, some of whom were engaging and effective – others I didn’t even meet. Are you working for me, or are you working for you?

Highly Successful Parent Teacher Communication One of the most beneficial aspects of teaching is building positive relationships with parents. Effective parent-teacher communication is essential for a teacher to be successful. A good relationship between parents and a teacher is invaluable towards maximizing the time that the teacher has with that student. A student who knows that the teacher communicates on a regular basis with their parents and who knows that their parents trust the teacher will likely put more effort into school.

How Important is Grit in Student Achievement? Culture Teaching Strategies When it comes to high achievement, grit may be as essential as intelligence. By Emily Hanford, American RadioWorks When it comes to supporting Care Experienced people, don't forget the nod - w... New statistics have shown that hundreds of Care Experienced students are benefitting from the Scottish Government’s Care Experienced Bursary. I’m a Care Experienced person about to embark on a career in Educational Psychology – I think this is fantastic news. However, since this announcement I have had many conversations with many different people about what this actually means. As the focus of these conversations has deepened beyond the practicalities of financial support for Care Experienced people – I have found myself taking a therapeutic stroll through my life experiences thus far… I grew up in kinship care and I haven’t really known what it is like to have ‘parents’. This is something I struggled with as a child.

7 Practical Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset The “power of positive thinking” is a popular concept, and sometimes it can feel a little cliché. But the physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies. A positive mindset can give you more confidence, improve your mood, and even reduce the likelihood of developing conditions such as hypertension, depression and other stress-related disorders. All this sounds great, but what does the “power of positive thinking” really mean? You can define positive thinking as positive imagery, positive self-talk or general optimism, but these are all still general, ambiguous concepts. Please Don't Touch Me! {Dealing with Anxiety in Kids} As the holidays approached and we were getting ready to visit family and friends, I was tempted to create a festive and sparkly sign to hang around my daughter's neck. As we visited a new-to-her preschool last week I wanted to do the same thing again. I wanted to create one that could be seen from the front and one that could be seen from the back. The sign I wanted to make would've said, "Please don't touch me," "I am really overwhelmed right now" or "I am really nice if you give me some time to warm up." Another main sign that I'd love to hang on her neck would say, "Be kind. I'm trying to hold it together."

How I am fighting the stereotypes of looked after children "We don't care if you don't get the grades, but you have to go to the lessons or we won't get paid for you" These words were said to me by my school teacher – someone who should encourage a child to succeed. They still affect my self-confidence and self-belief. I am a care leaver. At the time, I was trying to the best of my ability to tell my teachers how I was feeling, how I had lost my way and got behind with work over the Christmas holiday due to a difficult incident with my birth mother. Instead of advising and supporting me, they threatened to throw me off my courses.

It takes a strong leader to build relationships in a multicultural classroom, so I always like to listen to this TED because it makes me feel like I can build the connections between my students to make everything more meaningful. by millerja87 Apr 28