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In connection with the readings from last week, we shall begin discussion of both King & Gaiman with a TED Talk. In this video, educator Rita Pierson delivers a rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.


First, please watch the following video from TED.

“Every Child Needs a Champion” | Rita Pierson

The video is captioned, but if you need to follow along with a transcript, can’t have audio on, or are Deaf or Hearing Impaired, here is the transcript: Transcript of Pierson.docx


After you have watched the TED Talk and reviewed your notes/annotations on the two readings from last week, respond to the following questions:

  1. In your own words, what is the purpose of education? Why is it important to get an education?
  2. What is at least one thing from each of the sources that stood out to you? (This answer should include a list of at least three points and should cover Pierson, King & Gaiman.)
  3. How does Dr. King Jr.’s text or Pierson’s video relate to your experience in education so far?
  4. What is at least one quote from each source that you connected with? Why do you feel it is significant? Why did you choose it? (This answer should include a list of at least three quotes and should cover Pierson, King & Gaiman.)
  5. What was your biggest A-HA moment or takeaway? (This can be from any of the three sources or involve all three.)
  6. How did you feel reading through Week 1’s articles and watching the TED Talk? Were they easy or hard to read/watch? What did you like/dislike about them? What, if any, connections can you make between the experiences of the authors and speakers and your own experiences? (This answer should cover all sources.)
  7. This question is optional, and thus you do not have to answer it to receive full points. Do you have any questions for me or your fellow classmates about any of the materials we have covered last week? (If you have questions from your Annotation Worksheets, you can post them here.)


  • Your initial response should be 150-300 words per question.
  • Your response to at least TWO classmates should be 150-200 words long and be more than “I agree” or “I like what you said.” Engage in conversation!


To receive the full credit, you must submit initial response on time and respond to two of your classmates on time. Please respond in full sentences and be as detailed as possible. You may also refer to the rubric attached.

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