Teacher’s simple request leads to touching response from kids

By Drum Digital
23 April 2015

Kyle Schwartz, a third-grade teacher from Colorado in the USA, was desperate to get inside her pupils’ heads and find out what makes them tick.

She asked her class to anonymously write down one thing they wish she knew about them - and the response was both touching and sad. While she knew many of the pupils come from impoverished backgrounds and often come to school hungry, she didn’t realise they faced many other hardships, too. Check out some of their honest notes below. The project was so successful, she has inspired many other teachers to also reach out to their pupils and get their anonymous thoughts on their struggles.

I wish my teacher knew that I want to go to college.
I wish my teacher knew that I don’t have a friend to play with me.
I wish my teacher knew sometimes my reading log is not signed because my mom is not around a lot.
I wish my teacher knew I don’t have pencils at home to do my homework.

I wish my teacher knew how much I miss my dad because he got deported to Mexico when I was three-years old and I haven’t seen him in six years.

Sources: Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Twitter.

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