Lindsey Weedston

"I Wish My Teacher Had Known...": Adults Reflect on How Teacher Empathy Could Have Changed Their Lives

Kyle Schwartz, an elementary school teacher in Denver, recently came up with an activity for her third-grade class that went viral. Employed at a school where 92 percent of kids qualify for free or reduced lunch , Schwartz was looking for a way to better understand her students. She handed out notecards and asked them to finish this sentence: “I wish my teacher knew…”

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