I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

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Hachette Books, Jul 12, 2016 - Education - 272 pages
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 place in the classroom. When Schwartz shared her experience online, #IWishMyTeacherKnew became an immediate worldwide viral phenomenon. Schwartz's book tells the story of #IWishMyTeacherKnew, including many students' emotional and insightful responses, and ultimately provides an invaluable guide for teachers, parents, and communities.
 

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User Review  - PardaMustang - LibraryThing

**This book was reviewed for Perseus, Da Capo Press via Netgalley. Schwartz’ poignant book is a testimony to the impact and power a teacher has. Rather than going through the mere drudgery of teaching ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan.Macura - LibraryThing

This is a great book for teachers of all ages filled with practical advice about some important aspects of teaching. She discusses how to build a community of learning in a classroom, even during ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Welcomes and Farewells
15
Students and Poverty
41
All Families Count
71
We Will Get Through This Together
89
When STudents Are in Danger
121
ValueDriven Classrooms
147
You Got This
171
I Cant Wait to Learn More
197
A Teachers Guide
221
Join the IWishMyTeacherKnew Community
229
Acknowledgments
231
Notes
235
Index
249
About the Author
259
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Kyle Schwartz is a third-grade teacher and the author of I Wish My Teacher Knew. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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