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"From the Ted Talk by Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Both my pnreats were eorcdauts, my maternal grandparents were educators, and for the past 40 years, I've done the same thing. And so, needless to say, over those years I've had a chance to look at education reform from a lot of perspectives. Some of those reforms have been good. Some of them have been not so good. And we know why kids drop out. We know why kids don't learn. It's either poverty, low attendance, negative peer inulcenfes... We know why. But one of the things that we never discuss or we rarely discuss is the value and importance of human cionetoncn. riatphileonss.

Open Cloze

Both my _______ were _________, my maternal grandparents were educators, and for the past 40 years, I've done the same thing. And so, needless to say, over those years I've had a chance to look at education reform from a lot of perspectives. Some of those reforms have been good. Some of them have been not so good. And we know why kids drop out. We know why kids don't learn. It's either poverty, low attendance, negative peer __________... We know why. But one of the things that we never discuss or we rarely discuss is the value and importance of human __________. _____________.

Solution

  1. relationships
  2. connection
  3. parents
  4. influences
  5. educators

Original Text

Both my parents were educators, my maternal grandparents were educators, and for the past 40 years, I've done the same thing. And so, needless to say, over those years I've had a chance to look at education reform from a lot of perspectives. Some of those reforms have been good. Some of them have been not so good. And we know why kids drop out. We know why kids don't learn. It's either poverty, low attendance, negative peer influences... We know why. But one of the things that we never discuss or we rarely discuss is the value and importance of human connection. Relationships.

Important Words

  1. attendance
  2. chance
  3. connection
  4. discuss
  5. drop
  6. education
  7. educators
  8. good
  9. grandparents
  10. human
  11. importance
  12. influences
  13. kids
  14. learn
  15. lot
  16. maternal
  17. needless
  18. negative
  19. parents
  20. peer
  21. perspectives
  22. poverty
  23. rarely
  24. reform
  25. reforms
  26. relationships
  27. years