Most would agree that learning students’ names is an important factor in a student success. Daniel F. Chambliss, Sociology professor at Hamilton College, wrote, “The best thing I do to improve students’ work in my courses is … I will learn and use their names. It’s easy, and it works. Using those names in class is uniquely powerful.”
While remembering names may seem like a simple and basic task, it sometimes takes time and effort. These resources below offer strategies that may help with learning students’ names.
- Not Quite 101 Ways to Learn Student Names
- How We Pronounce Student Names and Why it Matters
- Learning Students' Names Quickly
- It’s true. It matters when professors know their students’ names.
For more information on these and other course success strategies, please contact CETL. For more information on the upcoming spring 2018 Focus on Focus implementation of course success interventions, please contact any Focus on Focus team member listed on the SharePoint site.
Published August 28, 2017.