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Read Kids’ Secrets With the #IWishMyTeacherKnew Hashtag

posted: 04/17/15
by: TLC

Kyle Schwartz, an elementary teacher in Denver, Colorado, wanted to better get to know her students, so she had them take part in a unique writing project: She had each of her students create answer the question "I wish my teacher knew..." Schwartz teaches at Doull Elementary, whose students are primarily low-income kids, and so many of the answers reflected the harsh surroundings and experiences the kids faced.

As Schwartz tweeted out many of her students' answers, the "I wish my teacher knew" project grew into a hashtag. Below, check out some of the students' heart-wrenching -- and occasionally funny -- responses. They're incredible windows into the lives and stories of these kids.