A brilliant idea by Kyle Schwartz, a grade school teacher, was used in class. She started a sentence students could finish. It was “I wish my teacher knew….”
It became a Twitter campaign #iwishmyteacherknew and a book by the same name.
I’m so glad. The experiences of children, in their own words, are being shared and it’s powerful.
Here’s a snippet below from the New York Times article. The teacher’s quote is important as is what the child wrote.
As a writer and a mother and an advocate, I can’t help but think about what other sentences could be started to get people talking, sharing and communicating about important topics.
I wish my mother knew….
I wish my father knew….
I wish my partner knew…
I wish my boss knew….
I wish my friends knew….
This might be great dinner conversation, ideas to think about when journal writing and good for adults as well as children.
You Matter Mantras
- Trauma sucks. You don't.
- Write to express not to impress.
- It's not trauma informed if it's not informed by trauma survivors.
- Breathing isn't optional.