14 Kids Share the Heartbreaking Things They Wish Their Teachers Knew

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For some, back-to-school season is a time of excitement and anticipation. But for many others, it's a time of anxiety and dread. Kyle Schwartz is a third grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver, Colorado, whose #IWishMyTeacherKnew project has sparked an international discussion about poverty, bullying, and everything else a child might be experiencing -- but is too afraid to say. And right now, as we're all starting new school years with our kids, it's the perfect time to take a moment and think about how we can all be part of the solution.

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Each year, Kyle assigns this annual project to her students. Equipping them with a sticky note, Schwartz challenges each of her kids to jot down things "I wish my teacher knew." 

And as you might expect, the results range from funny to absolutely heartbreaking.

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Here's a look at some responses from children who answered Kyle's call that will leave you both speechless and asking how you can help.

Whether you're a teacher preparing for back-to-school season, or a parent looking for ways to get more involved in your child's life, do your best to encourage healthy discussion, even if the subject matter is hard to bring up.

 

 

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