What Every Educator Wished thier Students Knew

By Alexandra V. Maragha

Dear Students,

These are the things I wish you knew…

I wish you knew the morning I had before I walked in.

I wish you knew the night before I had, with little sleep, restlessness, worries, obligation, agitation, and memories of humiliation.

I wish you knew the constant debate in my head.

I wish you knew the care and deep-down compassion and passion I have for you to truly learn.

I wish you knew my childhood when it was wholesome, innocent, and pure.

I wish you knew my children to laugh with them with me.

I wish you were my children to continue to be in my life longer than you are.

I wish you would listen and conform to rules and order, but I really wish you to be free.

I wish you knew how hard it is to balance what I am supposed to teach you with what I want to teach you and what you should know about life.

I wish you knew how much your small feats mean when you have a breakthrough moment to where you have said you understand and how happy within, I am, even more than you.

I wish you knew how much I talk about you to my friends and family because no matter the ups, downs, or all-arounds, deep down I care.

I wish you knew the pride I have for you.

I wish you knew even when we don’t agree or you don’t like me, I support you and want you to succeed.

I wish you knew how much I don’t want to send you to the office.

I wish you knew how much coffee helps.

I wish you don’t cry, bully, fight, yell, have anger, have hurt, or fear but instead find calm knowing I am here.

I wish you knew I wish I could take away any pain.

I wish you all the best even when I am harsh or lecture you.

I wish you knew how much I do not want to give homework.

I wish you knew I don’t measure your success according to your “grades”, but truly see your efforts always.

I wish you knew I understand you are tired.

I wish you knew I understand you.

I wish you knew there are many things I wish I could change but cannot on my own.

I wish you knew how much you bring joy to me each day.

I wish you knew and realize how fast time goes by to enjoy and savor the moments you have right now.

I wish you knew the adult world in how hard it is to greater value your moments now.

I wish you knew how your imagination must remain.

I wish you to be you in every form and way.

I wish you knew how I hope you will have a safe, meaningful, and purposeful learning experience now and always, grow to be kind, and change the world for the better.

I wish you knew…

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