Who is in the Classroom Teaching Materials

On this page we gathered pedagogical guidance materials that the “Who is in the classroom” working group produced as part of the Teaching to Transgress Toolbox programme.

The Pronoun Round (video)

A conversation between MC Coble, Nika Dahlberg-Melin and Eva Weinmayr that took place in Jan 2020 to prepare for the first TTTT workshop in Brussels. You can watch the conversation, send it to your students or your colleagues, or show clips from this conversation during class. (53:55 min).

Index of topics

0:25
your experience with pronoun rounds

2:30
language is something that we form

5:22
thats why the pronoun round is crucial now

7:30
not having to do all the legwork

8:14
what’s the "pass" in a pronoun round

9.17
there are many different moments in a pronoun round

11.24
every time someone stands up for you there is a little crack in the structure

13.00
name tags

15:39
a proper introduction to the pronoun round is key

16.50
the importance of correct gendering

18:33
then I am turning it on myself

19.30
reduced to someone who has a mental health issue

20.13
if I as a teacher misgender someone

21:27
how can I not assume gender

22.35
just flip it and move on

24:00
we can practice it

26:40
things are not always as they seem / learning how to unlearn

28:00
the freedom of speech argument is really worn out

30:00
it’s a question of access

30:30
we had a discussion about gender toilets

31:00
a small shift that changes the whole thinking

32:32
names

34:40
sometimes I feel I have two jobs

36:13
as teachers we need to take responsibility

38:35
the classroom is a space where we want to learn

40.00
the snap (quite privileged to not have this bend all the time)

43:30
thats not stuff I have always known or felt

45: 53
does the passage from "she to he" perhaps just confirm the binary?

46:55
what does non-binary mean?

47:47
it’s not the binary that the problem, it’s the patriarchal expectations connected to it

49:00
it expands our world, our thinking and possibilities

51:35
feeling safe to try things out in the classroom

52:33
… and allies

53:03
this is fundamental ground work in educational settings

The Pronoun Go-Round Guide in English, French, Swedish (handout)

You can download the PDF of this guide on how to facilitate a pronoun go-round with students, colleagues or peers. A photograph of a hand holding the printed zine *Pronoun Go-Round Guide*.


You can print it out as an A5 size zine. Take a A4 size paper, tick the option “booklet” and “double-sided” in your print menu.
Fold the pages in the middle. If you have a stapler at hand, or even thread and needle, you can stick the folded A4 sheets together to a beautiful A5 zine.

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