Hello everyone, I am new to this forum, and very new to teaching. I will be starting observation in the fall and am very excited. As an assignment, my teacher has asked us to ask other teachers their opinions on the use of nicknames and such. Here are the list of questions, thanks: Do you allow students to call you by your first name? How do you feel about students using Dr., Mr., Mrs. or Ms.? What about "sir" or "ma'am"? Do you address students with titles? nicknames? last names? Are you consistent with all students, or do gender, favoritism, or other factors play a role in how names are used? Do you address students by the names they request, or by ones you choose? Thank you very much!