Honors Project 1.docx - XXXXXXXXXX Dr Tiffany Gholston Advanced Computer Application Pronouncing Students Names Correctly Should Be a Big Deal Any

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XXXXXXXXXX Dr. Tiffany Gholston Advanced Computer Application 11/17/2017 Pronouncing Students’ Names Correctly Should Be a Big Deal. Any teacher should always try to pronounce the names of their students. Teachers never want to do something that could embarrass their students. This article describes how mispronouncing can lead students to shy away from their own cultures and families, and describes Punita Chhabra Rice (a South Asian American girl) who had a person experience with over a decade of mispronouncing her own name just to make it easier on her teachers and the frustration she had led to the work she does today. She created an outreach organization to improve South Asian American students' experiences in schools. She believed that South Asian Americans were misunderstood “When I spoke with South Asian American students about their experiences, many indicated in interviews that they didn’t feel teachers understood them or their cultures or knew how to say their names.” (Rice). Punita created a guided to develop strategies for pronouncing the many different types of names teachers must learn each year. These are 8 of the suggestions she has for learning students name. “1) If there are names on your roster that look complicated to pronounce then
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practice them before the first day with that student… 2) Have each student pronounce their names for you. Practice saying them in response. Then, write them out phonetically on your own copy for future reference. 3) You can privately ask students who use a Westernized pronunciation if they prefer to go by a pronunciation that their own families might use. Keep in mind, however, that many students aren't offering the pronunciation for your benefit, but for their own comfort… 4) Try a call-and-response name game… 5) Think about ways to celebrate your students' names… 6) Become familiar with common sounds and names from different cultures. This can happen naturally by purposefully consuming more diverse literature and media… 7) Become respectful and continue fine-tuning… 8) Learn from your mistakes…” (Rice) RELEVANCE I don’t think it will change how teaching is currently being completed, but I it would help teachers better help themselves in the teaching field. I learned from the article that it is important to pronounce a student’s name correctly because it can cause a student to shy away from their own cultures and even embarrassed them. I will use this knowledge in the future if I stay
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