Teacher’s Thread About An Important Reminder As Students Head Back To School Goes Viral

A teacher on Twitter posted a reminder for other teachers as they start school this week to have students say their names first—and it’s blown up the internet.

With over 10K retweets and 48K likes, Nate, whose Twitter profile says he’s an “‘OP swagger dabber teacher’ according to my students,” has set the bar a little higher for teachers this year as they try to learn all of their students’ names.

Here’s Nate’s original tweet:

Nate elaborated on the issue once the tweet went viral.

He said: 

A quick perusal of the comments shows Nate is correct. Although some people don’t want to believe this is an issue, for many people it is:

Some went so far as to accuse some teachers of doing it intentionally:

Other commenters decided to add their own bit of advice into the mix or add their perspective on why Nate’s idea is a good one:


Hope back to school week is good for everyone—students and teachers alike. 

H/T: Twitter