What is the value of a student hearing his or her name pronounced correctly?
Learning to pronounce students’ names correctly — even if it takes a lot of effort/practice — can be a huge step toward communicating respect and helping students understand that educators value and celebrate diversity.
My Name, My Identity (www.mynamemyidentity.org) is a national campaign launched by the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Organizers note that many students can feel shame because of their names, and sometimes even opt to change their given names to nicknames to avoid unwanted attention.
Watch a PBS NewsHour panel discuss the campaign, and how prioritizing proper pronunciation of each student’s name can promote positive school culture.
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