Some student names are more easily remembered than others. Most teachers have a few tricks up their sleeves for quickly learning student names. Some use association tricks such as “curly-haired Christy,” “glasses for Glenn,” and “Brian with a buzzcut.” These work well for remembering some student names, but not all. Desk tags are great too….
Teachers are quick studies when it comes to learning students’ names. A decade or so ago, the biggest challenge was pairing each child with the appropriate name. Desktags and labeled school supplies were helpful in a pinch. Nowadays, simply seeing a child’s name in print may not supply a teacher with the information she needs….