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Study Finds Calling Transgender Youth Their Chosen Name Helps – Teachers Should Follow That Guide For Every Student

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Using chosen names reduces odds of depression and suicide in transgender youths is the headline of a new report in Science Daily.

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s disappointing to me to know that there are teachers who might choose to not call a transgender youth by that youth’s chosen name.

Jeez, I’ve always felt we should use whatever name a student prefers to be used. I once called a student “Prince” for an entire school year because that’s what he told me he wanted to be called.

On top of that, we need to make sure we pronounce those names correctly, too – see The Best Resources On The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Student Names.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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