Essential Transgender-Inclusive/Gender-Affirming Pedagogical Strategies

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Essential Transgender-Inclusive/Gender-Affirming Pedagogical Strategies

For College Faculty at UIC’s First Year Writing Program’s Teachwrite Series

My presentation materials

Power Point


Sample Class Documents

Syllabus – page 1

First-day questionnaire

Class Information Sheet

Links I frequently make available to students

What Are Pronouns – I link this video next to my pronouns on the first page of the syllabus

They/Them Questions Answered – I have recently linked this article next to my pronouns on the first page of the syllabus, but I’m not sure I always will. – I recently found this site and have started linking it in the signature of my email. I haven’t read the whole site, but it looks really promising for most people being able to use it in a similar way. I’ve linked to the “they” pronouns page, but there’s one for “ze,” “she,” and “he.”

Pedagogy Resources

Enke, A. Finn. “Stick Figures and Little Bits: Toward a Nonbinary Pedagogy” in Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativity. Eds. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel and Sarah Tobias. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 215-229. Print.

Pryor, J. T. “Out in the Classroom: Transgender Student Experiences at a Large Public University.” Journal of College Student Development 56.5 (2015): 440-455. Project MUSE. Web. 1 Aug. 2016.

Singh, Anneliese A., Sarah Meng, and Anthony Hansen. “‘It’s Already Hard Enough Being a Student’: Developing Affirming College Environments for Trans Youth.” Journal of LGBT Youth 10.3 (2013): 208-223. Web. Taylor and Francis Online. 30 July 2016.

Wentling, Tre. “Trans* Disruptions: Pedagogical Practices and Pronoun Recognition.” Transgender Studies Quarterly 2.3 (2015): 469-476. Duke University Press Journals Online. Web. 30 July 2016.

A list of other transgender education and support sources for colleges and universities collected by Brett-Genny Janiczek Beemyn, Ph.D., Lydia Sausa, Jessica Pettitt, and Sarah Fielding for the Lambda 10 Project.

Other Gender Resources


Sex & Gender Identity: An Intro.” 2007. Seeker Daily. YouTube. 27 Jul 2015. Web. 05 Jan. 2017. (2 minutes)

How Many Genders Are There?” Riley J. Dennis. YouTube. 10 June 2015. Web. 05 Jan. 2017. (4 minutes)

What Are Pronouns?” Minus 18. YouTube. 08 Sep. 2014. Web. 05 Jan. 2017. (5 min.)

5 Things You Should Know About Being Genderqueer.” CHJTNYC. YouTube. 26 Oc. 2014. Web. 05 Jan. 2017. (3 min.)

Identity: In and Beyond the Binary. Dir. Dave Naz. 2015. YouTube. 05 Jan 2017. Web. 05 Jan. 2017. (1 hour)

Text-based resources

Transgender FAQ.” GLAAD. 2016. Web. 05 Jan. 2017.

Tips for Allies of Transgender People.” GLAAD. 2016. Web. 05 Jan. 2017. Wiki. 2017. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.

James, S. E., The Report of the 2015 US Transgender Survey. Washington, DC: National Center for Transgender Equality, 2016. Web. 05 Jan. 2017.

Grant, Jaime M., Lisa A. Mottet, Justin Tanis, Jack Harrison, Jody L. Herman, and Mara Keisling. Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. Washington: National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 2011.


Pan, Landon and Anna Moore. “The Gender Unicorn.” TSER. N.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2017.

Oni, Siorai. Pronouns. 2016. Tumblr. Web. 01 Feb. 2017.

Robot Hugs. Pronoun Etiquette. 09 Sep. 2014. Robot Hugs. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.

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