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I use my students names in math word problems. I try to use everyone's name at least once. They like it, but I think this is because I try to personalize the problems. If I have a student who plays guitar, I make it a question about them going to guitar lessons, or learning to play a song, etc. They ask for when it will be their turn.
I used students' names in my math problems and language activities last year during my contract too. It's such a big deal for them and I agree that it makes them feel important. Besides, I'm not creative enough to come up with different names than the ones I already have in my classroom! :P ReneeThe Adventures of an Occasional Teacher
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