On Hyphenating Names

by Anuja Oak-Mathur Life

Anuja Oak-Mathur on Hyphenating Names

Anuja got married! After getting married, Anuja decided to hyphenate her last name (Oak) with her husband’s last name, Mathur). If you’re interested in this kind of thing, read on to hear it straight from Anuja Oak-Mathur: Why I’m Hyphenating my Last Name…

Pronouncing Students’ Names Correctly Should Be a Big Deal – EdWeek

by Dr. Punita Rice Teaching

Dr. Punita Rice for Education Week Teacher

I wrote an essay for Education Week Teacher about why pronouncing students’ names correctly is — and should be — a big deal. In the piece, I spoke about why mispronouncing students’ names is problematic (and can be a kind of microaggression), what my own experience has been with my own name, information about the ISAASE Name Pronunciation Guide, and actionable … Read More

“Your Parents Didn’t Immigrate For You To Mispronounce Your Own Name”

by Dr. Punita Rice Culture

Pronouncing Your Own Name Wrong

Have you come across the sentiment: “your parents didn’t immigrate just for you to mispronounce your own name?” One variation of this sentiment appeared from Twitter user @Zablizzle (as seen on the Instagram account for @the_indian_feminist): “Your parents didn’t immigrate across an ocean for you to mispronounce your own name so it fits better in someone else’s mouth. #stop” (1/2) “I’m … Read More

ISAASE Name Pronunciation Guide

by Dr. Punita Rice Teaching

Name Pronunciation Guide

Having your name pronounced correctly is a big deal. But, as I wrote a post over at the website for my outreach organization, ISAASE, it can be an overwhelming task for a teacher to be expected to perfectly pronounce an entire (or multiple) rosters of complicated, foreign names. If you’re interested, here’s an excerpt from the ISAASE Name Pronunciation Guide, … Read More