Virtual Classes

This is a list of topics that can be delivered virtually, to groups or individuals. Each of these can be a single class or a series. Or multiple topics can be combined to create a custom series.

Click here to contact Debbie Roffman to discuss any of these topics for possible virtual sessions.

CROSS DIVISIONAL TOPICS (PreK-12)

  • How to Grow a Developmentally Based Sexuality Education Program at Your School
  • Principles and Practices for Truly Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education
  • Roles for Administrators in Growing and Supporting Comprehensive Sexuality Education
  • The Art of Gentle Shaming: How to Get Your School On Board with Sexuality Education for the 21st Century
  • The 5:5 Paradigm: How to Intentionally “Nurture”– Not Simply “Teach”–Your Students Every Single Day
  • Families and Schools as Authentic Partners in Raising Sexually Healthy Children and Adolescents
  • The “Sexual and Gender Profile” Concept, and How It Applies to You and Your Students
  • Values? What Values? Whose Values?: Differentiating Five Different Kinds of Values that Interface with School Life
  • “Tweens”: The Most Successful Stealth Marketing Tool EVER, and How it Affects Both Adults and Kids
  • Why So Many Parents Aren’t Getting the Importance of Monitoring and Limit Setting, and How Schools Can Help
  • The Administrative Support You Should Insist on as a Sexuality Teacher
  • What’s the Difference Between “Science Education,” “Sexual Health Education,” and Human Sexuality Education?
  • “Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education”?
  • Sexual Language(s) in the Classroom: What’s OK and Not?
  • How to Infuse Your Sexuality Curriculum with Universal Values
  • Gay and Transgender Inclusive Teaching
  • Assessing Your School’s Progress in Embracing Gay and Transgender Inclusiiviity
  • “Cognitive Reframing”: What It Is It and What It Has to Do with Sexuality Education
  • Teaching the “Hard” Topics, and What Makes Them Hard
  • How to Talk Comfortably About Sexual Pleasure with Anybody
  • How Would You Bring Up That Subject? Context is Everything!
  • Guaranteed!: How to Comfortably Respond to Any and All Questions Your Sex Ed Students Might Ask
  • Anticipating and Heading Off “Controversy” Around Your Sexuality Education Program
  • Religion and Human Sexuality Education: How to Create a Big Tent
  • Sexuality Education in a Diverse School Environment
  • The Internet as Primary Sex Educator? How to Put Teachers and Parents in Front of the Class
  • Talking about Pornography with Lower, Middle, and/or Upper School Students

Best Practices: PreK/LS

  • “Where Did I Come From?” and Other Wildly Misunderstood Questions that Young Chidren Ask
  • The World Has Radically Changed, So Why Does Lower School Sexuality Education Stay Pretty Much the Same?
  • 20 Things To Do Before Implementing PreK-5 Sexuality Education
  • Truly Age Appropriate Learning Benchmarks in PreK-5
  • Developing a Holistic, Integrated Approach to Sexuality Education in Your Lower School: What Would That Look Like?
  • The 10 Most Important Things For Young Children to Know about Sexuality by the Time They Are 9
  • Scope and Sequencing for PreK/LS Sexuality Education
  • Teaching PreK-5 “Consent Education”
  • Sexuality Education as a Remedial Discipline: How to Help Kids Unlearn Stuff They Think is True and Isn’t
  • No, They’re Not Too Young: How to Teach Six-Year-Olds about Puberty and Other So Called “Grown Up” Topics
  • Six Different Kinds of Sexual Language Children Are Left to Decipher on Their Own

Best Practices: Middle and Upper Schools

  • Holistic, Developmentally Based Sexuality Education in Middle School
  • Harnessing Design Thinking to Create Sexuality Education Scope and Sequence
  • What is “Sex-Positive” Sexuality Education?
  • Functional Science Benchmarks in Sexual Health Education
  • Attitudes, Feelings, Beliefs, and Values: Strategic Teaching and Learning in the Affective Domain
  • What Does Sexuality Have to Do with Morality?
  • What is “Ethical Sex”?
  • How Current Approaches to “Sex Education” May Encourage Students to Settle for Less Than They Really Want
  • How to Teach about the Menstrual Cycle and Hormones Without Putting Your Students to Sleep
  • Unpacking Rape Culture for Middle and High School Students
  • Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Risk/Protective Factors and the Concept of “Relative Risk”: How to Use The “A-Z” Method of STI/HIV Prevention
  • What is a Sexually Healthy Young Adult, and How Do We Help Nurture One?
  • Teaching about “Consent”? Teach about Intimacy First
  • Less is More: How to Teach Students as Little as Possible about HIV/STI
  • Teaching Students How to Think Systematically About Birth Control, and Why They So Often Don’t
  • Human Sexuality in the News, and How to Use it to Support Critical Thinking Skills
  • Teaching Students Essential Communication and Decision-Making Skills
  • Gender Roles: The Missing Discourse in Conversations about Sex and Gender
  • How Agriculture Created Patriarchy and Today’s “Opposite and Unequal” Gender Roles
  • How “Traditional” Gender Role Expectations Negatively Impact Sexual Decisions and Experiences
  • Effectively Eliciting and Answering Anonymous Questions
  • Essential Ground Rules in a Sexuality Education Classroom
  • Values Education in Human Sexuality Classes
  • Intersectionality and Social Justice in the Sexuality Education Curriculum
  • All Teachers Are English and Sexuality Educators: Discuss
  • How to Provoke Constructive “Values Conflicts” in Your Classroom
  • Teaching High School Kids How to Be Effective “Sexual Citizens”
  • How “Hooking Up” and Other Forms of Sexual Shorthand Sabotage the Concept of Intimacy
  • Using Scenarios and Role Plays in Sexuality Classrooms
  • What is Sexual “Protection” Beyond Condoms, Consent, and Birth Control?

 

 

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