What teens really want to know about sex. On the first day of the high school Sexuality and Society class that I teach, I don’t pass around anatomy drawings or hand out pamphlets about safer sex — although those are stacked on a table near the door.
Instead, the first thing I do is establish ground rules in the classroom: People should speak for themselves, laughter is OK, we won’t ask “personal history” questions, and we’ll work to create a community of peers who care about and respect one another. Then, I introduce the Question Box — a safe place where students can drop any question they have about human sexuality. The Question Box (an old shoebox with a hole cut into the top of it) usually stays in the back corner of my classroom, next to some scraps of paper and some pencils. Below are some actual questions from students and my answers to them. I haven’t done any fancy editing; these are the questions just as the kids asked them. “Why is sex so good?” “When is someone emotionally and physically ready for sex?” 6 Exercises to Get to Know Your Students Better—and Increase Their Engagement. Hindered by video screens, fluctuating schedules, and health regulations, teachers are up against the odds this school year when it comes to getting to know their students.
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