Remembering Individuals

Posted on April 3, 2013. Filed under: In Class, Students | Tags: , , , , , , |

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My classes were remarkably large while teaching in Thailand, so I tried a number of things to remember my students individually – I had no choice with at least 600 pupils. One of the techniques I used for every student in each class, was to have them make a profile page at the front of their work book.

This way, I could learn a little bit about them, and associate their likes with their birth name and their nickname. Both names are important in Thai culture, and one is usually a LOT harder to read, remember and recognize (for a foreigner) than the other!

A students nickname, given at birth, might be something simple like ‘Ice’, while their formal birth name might be Lernattangawanich Rattungannaruul. As a teacher, you need to know both!

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