I have a popular list titled The Best Places For Students To Learn About…Their Names, and I’ve previously also about the importance of correctly pronouncing student names. However, I thought I’d create a new list specifically about the latter topic.
‘My Name, My Identity’: Educators Promote Cultural Awareness in Campaign is from NBC News.
The Importance Of Correctly Pronouncing Students’ Names is a previous post I published.
Mispronouncing Students’ Names: A Slight That Can Cut Deep is from Ed Week.
They also published a useful follow-up, Pronouncing Student Names Correctly: A Quick Guide.
And, if you doubt the importance of this practice, read The Toast’s The Names They Gave Me.
Why Getting a Student’s Name Right Is Important for All School Staff is from Learning The Language.
— IES Research (@IESResearch) June 14, 2016
Why Pronouncing Students’ Names is Important to Building Relationships is from The National Board.
The Lasting Impact of Mispronouncing Students’ Names is from NEA Today.
Expanded Guides Available to Help Schools Register Students With Non-English Names is from Education Northwest.
Mispronouncing a kid’s name in class could have lasting impacts, claims new report is a TV news report.
Learn Their Names, Learn Their Story is by Aliza Werner.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOUR TEACHER CHANGES YOUR NAME? is from Rethinking Schools.
Getting It Right:Reference Guides for Registering Students with Non-English Names, 2nd Edition is from The Institute of Education Sciences. I’m sorry, I don’t remember who first shared it on Twitter. The first edition is already on this list, but this new addition is….new.
‘I’m Bilal, so please don’t call me Billy’ is from The BBC.
Making name pronunciation a priority in K12 education is from District Administration Magazine.
The importance of pronouncing students’ names correctly https://t.co/lnDp9v2DvJ
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 20, 2019
Americanizing Asians: The mental toll of being asked to change your name is from NBC News.
Why this workplace microaggression does more harm than you realize is from Fast Company.
When a Senate colleague mocked Kamala Harris’ name, so many people winced with recognition is from The L.A. Times.
My Name, My Identity is from The Santa Clara County Office of Education.
We know how to say our names; you should, too. is a student-written essay appearing in The Seattle Times.
Wrote staff an email and then decided I should have made it a graphic. Names matter. Share away. pic.twitter.com/OymJZTJo9V
— Pamela Broussard (@LeadingELLs) August 2, 2021
— Efraín Tovar, M.A.Ed (@efraintovarjr) December 8, 2021
“I don’t want to erase my culture for other people’s convenience anymore.” Way too many students share this experience. But names hold beautiful stories of language, culture and family identity. Schools should be places that honor that beauty.https://t.co/jC6LTTL6lB
— Learning for Justice (@learnforjustice) December 29, 2021
Name Shouts will help you correctly pronounce student names.