[nobe-l] question about learning student names

Sally Friedman sfriedman2 at nycap.rr.com
Tue Jul 20 14:57:57 UTC 2010

Hi All,

How do you guys learn the names of your students?

The reason I'm asking is I just read something put out by my university (I'm
a professor) listing the top 10 ways to learn student names, and more than
half of their ideas centered around the need for eye contact or photos.  

Needless to say, it doesn't exactly make a blind person feel included, and I
want to point that out to them..

What I do (and I guess it's different for students of different grades) is
ask people to repeat their names often (sometimes they do, sometimes they
don't), take attendance and learn from both where they sit and their papers.
Sometimes their voices will do it but in classes of 40 to 50, that can be
tough. I also simply set a tone indicating that their input matters a lot.

Any thoughts?
-----Original Message-----
From: nobe-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nobe-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of Faith Manion
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:37 PM
To: NFB Education
Subject: [nobe-l] question about learning student names 

Hello all,

I have about a year before I begin my student teaching and this semester I
am teaching several lessons.  With these lessons I am giving multiple choice
tests and writing activities.  In the past someone has just graded the
multiple choice items for me and then read the writing responses out loud.
Do you guys know any other way to grade papers when they are hand written
and not typed?  Is there any new type of technology out there that I am
unaware of that will read handwriting?


Faith Manion 
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