Jessica Pedrick

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The Joy of an Unconventional Classroom

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Partners in Sex Education has given me the opportunity to teach at a transition home for juvenile delinquents and while this may not seem like the dream job to some… for me, it is the best part of my week. I get to have amazing conversations with passionate young men about sexuality every Friday afternoon. […]

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“You know, straight people are the statistical majority, right?”

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  In classroom full of college-bound high school seniors, I found a group of students that defended heteronormativity by pointing out to me that there are more straight people than gay people. This was so interesting to me in so many ways. First, though I taught four separate groups, this concept of the “majority” was […]

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Quotes From a Sex Ed Classroom

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I recently had the privilege of watching Megara Bell and Kim Comatas each teach anatomy lessons to a group of eager eighth graders. I had been in class the week before and was amazed at the children’s responses to the lessons on healthy relationships and consent. I couldn’t wait to see how they reacted to […]

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Wait, you go to school for WHAT?

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My first addition to the blog is about my path to sex education and my experience as a graduate student in the field. People always seem very interested in my motivations when I share that I study human sexuality. As a psychology major at Clark University, I worked as a research assistant on TAPP with Abbie Goldberg […]

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