According to ‘My Name, My Identity: A Declaration of Self,’ a national campaign launched in 2015 by the Santa Clara County, Calif. Office of Education (SCCOE) and the National Association for Bilingual Education, a teacher who mispronounces a student’s name can cause that student “anxiety and resentment”.
“Mispronouncing a student’s name truly negates his or her identity, which, in turn, can hinder academic progress,”according to Yee Wan, SCCOE’s director of multilingual education services.
Why if I believe all this people have been mispronouncing my name all my life and I should feel so offended. Now I will say something if I give my name and their say something else or ask for my name over and over which tells me they are not paying attention.
Does that mean I want to charge them with some kind of crime? The answer is no. I guess I am not one of those sensitive snow flakes who worry about everything.