The Brain on Your Name: How Your Brain Responds to the Sound of Your Name

When it comes to building relationships with students, learning their names is an essential first step for teachers at any level. This is especially important for teachers to build an inclusive classroom environment and to show respect for the diversity of their students’. It is logical that learning names and saying them correctly are important aspects of creating a sense of belonging in the classroom. But why is [...]

2018-02-13T03:39:19+00:00November 12th, 2017|Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging|

What’s in a name?

As it turns out, quite a bit. It’s the first day of school and you wait, anxious and excited, to meet your new teacher: you’ve purchased the necessary supplies, arrived on time, and found your seat. As you wait for the teacher to begin, you’re filled with a sense of dread--she has started to call names from the attendance sheet. Will she get yours right this year? Should [...]

2018-02-13T03:40:59+00:00October 14th, 2017|Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging|