Hi everyone, I was curious about what you have students call you. Do you ask them to call you by your last name, Ms., Mrs., Mr. So-and-so, or do you go by your first name? My personal take on it is that I like them to call me Mrs. (Last name), as that will be what I will be called as a teacher, and I want to be seen as being professional. (The same goes with my appearance). Also, although this is my "second career" I still look really young for my age. So I feel the formal name helps the students in viewing my as an older, respectable adult. However, I know at least one of my classmates at my university prefers to go by their first name. I've also gone by Ms. (first name) at a first grade that I volunteered at.