Teacher’s effort to get to know students goes viral


“A third-grade teacher at a Denver elementary school decided to try to get to know her students better — most of whom come from low-income families — and gave them a writing assignment in which she hoped they would reveal something about themselves. Kyle Schwartz called the activity ‘I wish my teacher knew’ — and she wound up learning more than she thought.”

Colorado elementary-school teacher Kyle Schwartz gave her students a writing assignment to get to know them. She asked them to complete the sentence “I wish my teacher knew…,” an assignment that has gone viral. The responses have given Schwartz a look inside the lives of her students, most from families with low incomes.

Continue reading the article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/04/17/i-wish-my-teacher-knew-poignant-notes-from-students/

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