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General Chat Thread, What are you like at remembering pupils' names? in General; Originally Posted by clareq I don't even know all the teachers names! In my defence we are a very large ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by clareq View Post
    I don't even know all the teachers names! In my defence we are a very large school, with over 200 staff, and nearly 2000 students.
    I don't know lots of the teachers names either, I do work in multiple schools though. Always asking what their username is as a workaround I used to know most of them but there was a large amount of staff turnover for a while and I just gave up.

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    Not a clue apart from a few who I get on well with in Year 10.

    We only have 120 odd kids, but I barely spend time in classes. My techie however knows everyone's name. Very useful!

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    I maybe know 10% of the students, its usually the excelent or the bad that I remember but also remember some with unusual hair styles etc... I am spending quite a bit of time with younger students recently so am remembering them better than the older ones.

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    I know the names of about 3 of the IT club members (about 20 students) but the other 810 are unkown to me!

    Now when it comes to Air Cadets I know most of their names and even some of the ones from other units.

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    I'm more likely to remember someone's admission number than their name...

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    I would say i didn't know names there was some which regularly visited i remembered usernames but apart from that no!

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    Let's all be grateful we can remember at least some names! Oliver Sacks' book The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat makes you think, and the rare people who suffer from prosapognosia must have a very difficult life!

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    I'd never heard of prosopognosia but I googled it and did this test Visual and Face Recognition Tests on the Internet I got 52% of the people I had heard of, which indicates a problem. Mind you, I seldom watch US movies and some of the images were not good. I didn't get Tony Blair, and still couldn't see it once I knew who it was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    ...this test Visual and Face Recognition Tests on the Internet I got 52% of the people I had heard of...
    I took the test and surprised myself:



    I would have thought it would have been possible to have the test decide if you were right rather than leave it to the user when a reply is entered?

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    I only tend to remember the names of the bad ones, as they are the ones that crop up constantly in documentation or CCTV requests =/ It's not great!

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    I would have thought it would have been possible to have the test decide if you were right rather than leave it to the user when a reply is entered?
    What would be the point of cheating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I took the test and surprised myself:

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    I would have thought it would have been possible to have the test decide if you were right rather than leave it to the user when a reply is entered?
    They are allowing for people not being able to spell and, judging by some of the answers, putting an actor's character (e.g. Jean Luc Picard) instead of their real name would be OK.

    I got 65%. I recognised most of the faces, but couldn't put a name to some of them. The picture of Tony Blair is awful, I agree... even forwarned I didn't get him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    What would be the point of cheating?
    It wasn't the potential for cheating I was pointing out. It was more to streamline the test: Get the answer right or wrong and then on to the next question.

    However I do take the point made by @elsiegee40 [above]
    Last edited by DaveP; 12th November 2012 at 08:41 AM. Reason: Correct spelling mistake.

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    Had a look at that page. I didn't finish the test - don't have time. But of the 10 faces I saw, I recognised all of them but didn't know the names of half and misnamed one (called Reagan Nixon).

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    If I know a kids name, it's a bad sign, as it usually means I've had to deal with them being a little wotsit, or otherwise heard their name mentioned repeatedly for being a wotsit. I end up knowing a handful of Yr13 as well as they're always sat on the computers outside my office doing Art coursework, but half a dozen students out of 1200 can pretty much be rounded down to zero, I think.

    I know every password for printers, switches, servers, Fog, cameras, website, password vault, test accounts, Twitter feeds, wireless networks... off the top of my head, though. Most of them are garbage strings but as others say, my job to know them. It does occasionally terrify me how full my head is with this stuff though - there's nothing like employing a new techie for making you realise how embedded in the network you've become.

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