ESSAY: Personal Pronouns

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.

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