The Importance of Learning Students' Names
Names … why do we have such trouble learning them? For those of us who struggle with names, it never gets easier, no matter how many tricks we try. It can be embarrassing—to ourselves and to others.
According to the article "learning your students' names positively affects their attitudes about the course. They feel more valued and invested in the course. When the instructor knows their names, they say they feel more comfortable getting help. It’s easier to talk with the instructor. They think it improves their performance. Finally, they said it affects what they think about the course and the instructor."
Check out this Faculty Focus article (AND the comments after the article) for some great tips on how to remember students' names.
**How do YOU learn your students' names?? RESPOND TO THIS POST and let us know!**