I Wish You Knew…


Earlier this spring you may have seen the post, “Students share what they wish their teachers knew.” This article hit at just the time we were losing energy and struggling to keep our momentum moving forward. So we flipped the idea just a bit to “What teachers wish their student’s knew.”

Here are a few of the responses from our teachers:

“The “ah-ha’s” you have inspire all that I do!”

“It makes me happy when you show each other you care.”

“I wish you the joy of success after working hard to learn something new. Again and again.”

“I have nothing but love for you.”

“I wish you knew how very important you are to me.”

“Did you know your smile makes me smile?”

“I wish you knew how special you are to me.”

“Smile! Nothing is impossible when you believe in yourself. Keep it up! Don’t give up!”

“Learning is hard, but I love working with you and seeing you grow!”

“It breaks my heart when you are mean to each other.”

“I wish you knew how great and wonderful you are… I learn from you everyday.”

“Seeing you smile is the best part of my day!”

“No dream is too big. Yes you can!”

“I want you to know I believe in you and your abilities!”

“Helping you navigate through your life, makes mine worthwhile.”

“I wish you knew everything you do today, prepares you for tomorrow.”

“I love the look on your face when you get it!”

“I wish you knew I love it when you show leadership.”

“I wish you could see your gifts and abilities through my eyes. You are going to make a difference in this world! Go and shine!”

“I wish you knew how much joy I get when you finally understand a concept.”

“I wish you knew how special you are and how much you inspire me!”

As we stop and appreciate educators this week, please take a few minutes and share what you wish your students knew…


Jen Robinson

Jen Robinson

Maricopa, Arizona

Hello, my name is Jen Robinson. I have been in education for over 20 years. I began teaching in Buffalo, NY in 1992, as a pre-school special education teacher. My experience ranges from primary grades through high school. My husband and I moved to Arizona in 2001, where we were fortunate enough to teach at the same school. In 2004, I achieved National Board Certification and currently support candidates. In 2011 I completed my Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation. My dissertation research focused on supporting National Board candidates through their certification process. During the 2012-2013 school year, I completed my National Board renewal process. It was humbling and very powerful to step back into a classroom. I am currently an elementary principal. I am excited and hopeful for the new school year. I also serve on the Arizona Teacher Solutions Team where we are solutions focused in an effort to transform and elevate the teaching profession.

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