I Wish My Teacher Knew

I Wish My Teacher Knew

How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

Book - 2016
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One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill in the blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew..." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous; others were heartbreaking. All were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realitites their students face in order to created an open, safe, and supportive classroom environment. When Kyle shared her experience online, teachers around the globe began sharing their own contributions to #IWishMyTeacherKnew. Kyle's book tells the story of the #IWishMyTeacherKnew movement, with dozens of students' handwritten emotional and insightful responses throughout. It provides a look at systemic problems that affect students nationwide, like poverty and mobility, alongside issues that affect millions of individual students, such as trauma and the challenge of developing meaningful classroom relationships. Kyle shares real stories from students, teachers, and family members that shed light on how we can all help students tackle challenges and grow as individuals. She shares strategies that can work in classrooms across America, ultimately presenting a practical guide to adapt the I Wish My Teacher Knew exercise to suit any classroom's needs or educator's teaching style. --back cover
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books, [2016]
Characteristics: ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780738219141 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0738219142 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Call Number: 370.114 SCHWARTZ


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ArapahoeKati Nov 27, 2016

Even if you're not a teacher, there's some valuable insights about making lasting relationships with children in here. I was pleasantly surprised!

Cynthia_N Nov 03, 2016

Wasn't quite what I was expecting. I was hoping for more of the actual answers students gave to the prompt. It has more information about demographics of the typical classroom. Interesting read.


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