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Author Schwartz, Kyle, author.

Title I wish my teacher knew : how one question can change everything for our kids / by Kyle Schwartz.

Publication Info. Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  370.114 SCH    DUE 07-30-19
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Description 259 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 realitites their students face in order to created an open, safe, and supportive classroom environment. When Kyle shared her experience online, teachers around the globe began sharing their own contributions to #IWishMyTeacherKnew. Kyle's book tells the story of the #IWishMyTeacherKnew movement, with dozens of students' handwritten emotional and insightful responses throughout. It provides a look at systemic problems that affect students nationwide, like poverty and mobility, alongside issues that affect millions of individual students, such as trauma and the challenge of developing meaningful classroom relationships. Kyle shares real stories from students, teachers, and family members that shed light on how we can all help students tackle challenges and grow as individuals. She shares strategies that can work in classrooms across America, ultimately presenting a practical guide to adapt the I Wish My Teacher Knew exercise to suit any classroom's needs or educator's teaching style. --back cover
Contents Welcomes and farewells: building community even in transition -- Students and poverty: building on resources and breaking down barriers -- All families count: including families in all their forms -- We will get through this together: supporting students through grief and loss -- When students are in danger: supporting students in the trauma-informed classroom -- Value-driven classrooms: a school culture that develops character -- You got this!: building a classroom culture of self-efficacy -- "I can't wait to learn more": classrooms where student engagement thrives.
Subject Moral education.
Values -- Study and teaching.
Community and school.
ISBN 9780738219141 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0738219142 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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