Pronouncing Names Correctly – Education Weekly

EdWeek Name Pronunciation ISAASE

Last week, Education Week Teacher published a piece by our director, Dr. Punita Rice, on the importance of pronouncing names correctly. The piece speaks to the negative impact on students’ social-emotional well-being that can come from teachers’ failure (or lack of effort) to pronounce student names correctly. The post also points to the ISAASE Name Pronunciation Guide as one of …

How Teachers Can Help

How can teachers help support South Asian American students

How can teachers help support the efforts of ISAASE, and help improve South Asian American students’ experiences? In more ways than you think. Teachers and other education leaders are uniquely equipped to support ISAASE’s mission of Improving South Asian American Students’ Experiences in schools, since you work directly with them. In fact, you’re at the forefront of our mission. You …

Downloads for Teachers

ISAASE's downloads for teachers

As part of our Teacher Cultural Proficiency Initiative (TCPI), we are proud to offer downloads for teachers. At our page for teachers, you can find our collection of resources for teachers, including quick tips, book lists, a name pronunciation guide, and free downloadable fact sheets, lesson plans, and handouts. On the new page, you’ll find a consolidated listing of our featured …

The Myth of the Model Minority

The Impact of the Model Minority Myth - ISAASE.org

In spite of the fact that Asian Americans have diverse levels of education attainment, financial success, and fill varying socioeconomic brackets in the United States, they are often treated as a homogenous monolith that fits the stereotype of a “model minority.” The model minority minority stereotype (also called the model minority myth) is a perception of Asian students as perfect: …

About Dr. Punita Rice

Dr. Punita Chhabra Rice is an education scholar and researcher, writer, and the founder and director of ISAASE. She lives in Maryland with her husband and son. Learn more about Punita at PunitaRice.com, or connect with her on Twitter @PunitaRice.

Name Pronunciation Guide

ISAASE - Name Pronunuciation Guide - Pronouncing Names Correctly is a big deal. South Asian Names

Pronouncing names correctly is a big deal. [It] always started with my name. The majority of my teachers made no effort to learn to pronounce it until they called roll for the first time. Inevitably they would publically butcher it. My first experience in virtually every classroom was some classmates snickering about my name. – Fazia Rizvi, actress You care …

About Dr. Punita Rice

Dr. Punita Chhabra Rice is an education scholar and researcher, writer, and the founder and director of ISAASE. She lives in Maryland with her husband and son. Learn more about Punita at PunitaRice.com, or connect with her on Twitter @PunitaRice.

Fast Facts for Teachers

Fast Facts

Below is a collection of basic facts and important things to know about South Asian American students. This is geared towards teachers and other education leaders, but can be shared with anyone. Who are South Asian American students? South Asian Americans include very diverse individuals, united by their identification as both American, and South Asian. They are diverse, and each …

Quick Tips for Teachers

Quick Tips

Quick Tips for Teachers and Other Educators Six quick tips for teachers and other education leaders supporting South Asian American students. 1. Know that South Asian Americans are diverse. Know there isn’t a single, monolithic “South Asian” culture; South Asian Americans are extremely diverse; become familiar with the data on their experiences. They can come from a lot of different places. …

Overview of Key Findings

Data on South Asian American Students - Selected Findings from Dr. Rice's Research at JHU

Please find below, a downloadable (PDF) file with the key findings from Dr. Rice’s study. This data is also available on the web at ISAASE.org/the-data. Download the data on South Asian American Students – ISAASE.org

How Teachers Can Help

How can teachers help support South Asian American students

How can teachers help support the efforts of ISAASE, and help improve South Asian American students’ experiences? In more ways than you think. Teachers and other education leaders are uniquely equipped to support ISAASE’s mission of Improving South Asian American Students’ Experiences in schools, since you work directly with them. In fact, you’re at the forefront of our mission. You …

About Dr. Punita Rice

Dr. Punita Chhabra Rice is an education scholar and researcher, writer, and the founder and director of ISAASE. She lives in Maryland with her husband and son. Learn more about Punita at PunitaRice.com, or connect with her on Twitter @PunitaRice.