A Quick Way to Learn Students’ Names

January 8th, 2018 Mike Gecawich

Names are important.

In his award-winning book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie gives readers a tip on just how important names are.

“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

It’s true! Picture how you immediately perk up when your name is called, whether by a friend or complete stranger.

As teachers, knowing every one of your students’ names is a must.

It’s also important for class culture and camaraderie that students in your classes know and use each other’s names.

This week, try out this fun activity, The Name Game.

Students have to type out each other’s names without looking at their keyboards.

They’ll have fun doing their best touch typing and learning all the first and last names of their peers at the same time.

Don’t forget to play along as well!


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