It’s all in a name.

Why it’s important to make the effort to get each person’s right.

black square with words in white that say Your Name Here with a white line after.
graphic: Elizabeth Schap

During my teaching career, I have come across many names I did not know how to pronounce. I never guess how to pronounce a name because I will guess wrong. A stumbled attempt is fine with scientific names for plants or animals. A misspoken dinosaur name is not a huge deal. A mispronounced name for a person sitting in…