by Kristie Burk
Have you heard about #iwishmyteacherknew? Denver third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz gave the writing assignment as a way to get to know her students better, but it turned into something much more powerful.
The idea went viral – on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, newspapers and the national news. Now teachers all across America are joining in!
The idea is simple… Ask your students to complete the following: I wish my teacher knew ____ about me. (The answers can be anonymous.)
Teachers are sharing the thoughts on Twitter using #iwishmyteacherknew. Some of them are really heartbreaking; you can read some below.
Do you want to replicate the assignment with your students? Share the responses using #iwishmyteacherknew and tweet them to me @KristieLBurk!
— World News Tonight (@WNTonight) April 22, 2015
— Daniel T. Clark (@Danieldcclark) April 17, 2015