Friday, January 13, 2023

Going Pronounless

Or is that having a pronounectomy?  Some of my students now have preferred pronouns listed in their profile in my roster.  All match the first names that are generally male or female, except for one who says "Use my name as a pronoun."  This raises an interesting question: how often do we use pronouns in a classroom?  I can construct some examples.  After X says something profound about the Fugitive Slave Act, "Does anyone disagree with her assessment?"  Most of the time, I would simply say, "Are there other points of view?" or "What do the rest of you think?"

1 comment:

  1. When I use a pronoun to refer to myself, I use "I" and "my". When some else addresses me they use "you" and "your". If someone uses third person pronouns to refer to me it's a conversation I'm not a part of, and it's none of my business.