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Notes from a 5th Grade Classroom – Research for this week’s lesson

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Last night, I took some time to re-explore the fabulous and timeless resource, Our Bodies Ourselves, in preparation for an upcoming lesson. It provides great inspiration, and hey, our own Kim Comatas is on the new cover (can you find her?!) I lingered over Chapters 5 and 7, specifically. You can check out excerpts on […]

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Oh! Oh! Listen to my story!

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When people find out you are a sexuality educator, they immediately want to tell you the one thing they remember from their sex ed class oh so many years ago. Or, at least this has been my experience. I love hearing stories so I often indulge them. Recently, a colleague shared her fond memory. It […]

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“Does comprehensive sex education take away from the ‘mystique?'”

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If you read my last post, you see that the 5th graders went heavy into the skill of putting on a condom. This lesson, I might highlight, was in addition to the 12 very concrete, sequenced, comprehensive lessons in the curriculum. I was able to enhance a few of the standard lessons – with a […]

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Notes from the 5th Grade Classroom – November

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I’ve had a lively past two weeks of health class (read: sexuality education class), and wanted to get a few of those highlights out into the blogosphere. Last week’s topic included Pregnancy, this week we focused on solo sex. The two main questions/obsessions from last week revolved around stillborn babies and the composition/lifespan of sperm. […]

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Adventures in Sex City (Resource) – Do you/would you use this with your classes?

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This past weekend, I caught up with a few of my old (female) high school students. They are now in 12th grade, and wanted to talk honestly about the social aspects of college life, hear my impressions, experiences, etc. While we were chatting it up, they shared how frustrating it is that their high school […]

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News out of NYC

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This weekend I planned out four (yes four) new blog posts – because that is how excited I am to start writing here and generating conversation about sexuality education. But then! I sat down to write and discovered an amazing piece of news coming out of New York City. Perhaps you’ve already seen it. As […]

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