Learning and using your students’ names and pronouns is an essential aspect of managing your classroom, recognizing individuals’ worth, and encouraging the growth of a healthy learning community. It is especially important for students who are transgender, non-binary, or gender non-conforming, as well as students whose names are unusual in a majority-White and Anglophone institution.
Why is this so important, and how can you be inclusive? Rebecca Mills explains:
As Rebecca discusses, NameCoach is a valuable tool to help you with learning names and pronouns, as well as pronouncing your students’ names correctly. You can also use it to help students and colleagues get your name and pronouns right. Ursula Jones explains how to use NameCoach: