This article talks about an important question that could help teachers better understand their students’ background, challenges, and aspirations. The author, Kyle Schwartz, has recently published a book called “I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything For Our Kids,” where she details how essential it is for teachers and families to be partners.Source:
Donna de la Cruz, New York Times, August 31, 2016Description:
In her book, Ms. Schwartz writes about mistakes that might have been prevented if she had known her students better….Ms. Schwartz said classrooms can become a supportive environment for students coping with grief. She suggests that schools have “grief and loss” inventories for students who have gone through a crisis, with input from families so that the child’s future teachers know what that student is dealing with. “As teachers, we know parents are the first and best teachers for their children and we want them to work with us,” she said.Read the full article here!