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TUMBLR PROF ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are trans or nonbinary and you are in the same situation as the student above, email your professors before class starts. I understand that it might be uncomfortable, but generally professors are absolutely happy to accommodate you. I know I always will be!
If your professor does not respond positively, contact the Dean or the campus LGBT+ resource center with a copy of the email and show them that you are concerned about gender discrimination in the classroom.
Also this is a link to the template I used to write this email, and I’ve seen another similar template going around, and this was extremely helpful.Also, teachers: a really good idea is to not “call roll” on the first day, but to pass around a sign-in sheet or allow students to fill in a notecard with their personal info and turn it in as their “exit ticket.” This notecard could include name a student wants to go by, how to pronounce their names, and personal pronouns. Yeah it means you don’t start learning names or pronouns on the actual first day, but it’s better than learning them wrong! This also has the effect of incidentally teaching a bunch of presumably cis people what preferred pronouns are, which is especially fun if you introduce it super casually like “um yeah everyone has a preferred pronoun it’s just part of being an adult u kno”