A response to some of the political rhetoric and nationalist claims being thrown around this U.S.A. election season, this essay is a reflection on how that language seeps into classroom environments. For many years I’ve taught English, both to second-language learners and native speakers, and inevitably our grammar, like sticky fly-paper, catches snippets of political rancor. In this essay I delve into four scenes from my own teaching & how my students’ real-life experience reflects and refutes American election-year coverage. You can read my full piece at The Seventh Wave: Personal Pronouns.
And no matter your politics, if you’re an American, don’t forget to VOTE on November 8!
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