#Iwishmyteacherknew Goes Viral

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!


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