In this week’s podcast, we talk about honoring students’ names. I imagine you, like me, have had students with names from different cultures or languages that are hard for you to pronounce. Regardless of how difficult it is, we must prioritize honoring students’ names in our classrooms.
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Tania and I start out the episode talking to veteran and new teachers alike. It can sometimes be a tricky situation for the veteran teacher to appreciate the excitement and ideas new teachers bring to the table.
There is also importance in new teachers, or young teachers, remembering that the veteran teachers do have ideas and important things to share.
We also talk about practical ways to bond with families and ensure that your students’ parents and families feel like you are on the same team as them. From the very first contact on meet the teacher night to weekly emails you send to parents- all of it matters!
Honoring Students’ Names
Tania and I spend the majority of our time discussing the importance of figuring out ways to remember how to say those challenging names. She also gives us some practical tips you can use to make sure you are saying students’ names correctly!
I share a few stories, as well as Tania, about times we’ve messed up when it comes to honoring students’ names. Go ahead and listen! You will be encouraged as well as motivated that you aren’t alone!
I’d love for you to have a listen HERE. And I would especially love it if you shared it with your other teacher friends!!!
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Until next time,
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