Morning Pep Talk!
"I am somebody.
I was somebody when I came.
I will be a better somebody when I leave.
I am powerful,
and I am strong.
I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go."
- Rita Pierson
This is an excerpt from Rita Pierson's TED Talk "Every kid needs a champion."
Every morning my students repeat these words. It's part of our daily routine that we refer to as our "morning pep talk." It is a great way to refocus each morning before beginning the day.