In I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids, author Kyle Schwartz explores the meaningful impact one simple question can have on a student’s life. Schwartz recounts stories of students whose lives were transformed by their teachers asking “What do you wish I knew about you?”
Through stories, examples, and lessons from her own teaching experiences, Schwartz encourages readers to take risks, be vulnerable, and create meaningful connections with their students. She also explains the importance of creating a safe learning space where students can express themselves without fear of judgment. By breaking down barriers and understanding our students’ differences, we can create an environment of respect and acceptance that enables deeper learning.
The book argues that by creating an environment based on trust and understanding, teachers can make a real difference in the lives of their students. It offers strategies to help educators connect with their students and build meaningful relationships.
The book is aimed at teachers, school administrators, and anyone who works with children. It provides practical strategies and tools that educators can use to build stronger relationships with their students, understand their backgrounds, and create a more inclusive and supportive classroom environment.