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I Wish My Teacher Knew…

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January 21, 2020

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I Wish My Teacher Knew...

We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer –

I Wish My Teacher Knew…

“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 realities their students face in order to create an open, safe, and supportive classroom environment. When Kyle shared her experience online, teachers around the globe began sharing their own contributions to #IWishMyTeacherKnew.” Read a selection of notes from Schwartz’s class here. { read more }

Be The Change

Make an extra effort this week to understand the unique realities of the people you interact with.

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