5 confidence tips for teaching sex education


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How to avoid embarrassment when teaching sex education

“Vagina”. “Penis”. “Erection”. Saying these words out loud in adult company can be embarrassing enough, but what if you are standing in front of 30 teenagers and you are their teacher? Many of us would be blushing before we hit the second syllable.

Tes spoke to two public-speaking coaches to get their top tips for staving off embarrassment to help you deliver your sex education lessons with confidence and clarity.

1. Say it out loud

Public-speaking coach Matt Matheson says it is understandable that teachers may feel awkward saying certain words or phrases, especially as they are ...

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