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Learning Student Names
This is an idea for the beginning of school especially helpful for new for teachers who may have trouble learning new names. Put each student's name on a separate index card. Add info such as phonetic pronunciation, gender, preferr ed nicknames. Use when calling on students. Shuffle the cards after each round so students can't anticipate their names. Ask questions first, then say the name so all students listen to the question. This is also very helpful in assuring that you call on all students equally, not just the "stars." It also cuts down on the students who always want to be the one ones to answer first. You can use it as a way of taking attendance without taking time for that task. Just eliminate the cards of those absent and log it after class.
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