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My friend is a biology teacher in a school whenever she start teaching students about reproductive system the student start giggling and some of the students ask cheap question saying they are clearing doubts on the topic what to do how to set the student straight

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Asked by Satya Pandey, 13 Oct '09 06:02 pm
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The problem is most students equate reproduction with sex. That needs to be clarified before starting the class. I always did that when I taught biology to classes 9 and 10. It used to shut them up and they listened to the lecture quietly.
Answered by joyoti sen, 13 Oct '09 06:50 pm

 
  
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Teaching students about the reproductive system can be the most difficult discussion a teacher can have. Many fear that talking about sexual subjects with their students will lead to further experimentation and promiscuity but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, not knowing the information leads to more curiosity, and above all else-danger. Teaching students about the reproductive system can indeed be difficult but it is the most important discussion the teacher will ever have with their students.

The best approach is to let them know that it is as uncomfortable for you as it is for them. It is okay to be human and let students know that even though it embarrasses you as a teacher it is something you feel strongly about. Teaching students about the reproductive system and sexual relationships and the dangers surrounding promiscuity helps them to make informed intelligent decisions when the situations that WILL arise happen. Knowing that you have given them the informat ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 13 Oct '09 07:01 pm

 
  
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Maybe the students need to be reminded that they are alive an kicking courtesy the reproductive system of their parents.

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Answered by Saj Sierra, 13 Oct '09 06:14 pm

 
  
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The teacher should not be perturbed by the student clearing doubts ,she should feel no hesitation to answer with analogy personally comparing his father and mother or his family members ,then the students feel uneasy to shoot cheap questions and keep themselves away from giggling.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 13 Oct '09 06:17 pm

 
  
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As a teacher she shd have that confidence and capability to gove a right approach to the subject and explain to them professionally the body system of a human being and its functions.....; there's nothing wrong children learning the reproductive system as it is an important topic for an adolescent, being ignorant of which they commit many undesirable mistakes...; it's natural for the students to ask qns to clear their doubts and the teacher shd with all seriousness clarify their doubts without indulging in any shallowness and laughter....; gradually, the students will also give up their wrong concepts abt reproduction.............
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 13 Oct '09 06:38 pm

 
  
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Give straightforward answers,without any hesitation.
Answered by dare devil, 13 Oct '09 06:17 pm

 
  
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Like a doctor she should face the situation with straight and stern look
Answered by rekha agarwal, 13 Oct '09 06:05 pm

 
  
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Reply straight,,,, may b it is out of syllabus
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 13 Oct '09 06:03 pm

 
  
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These topics require patience and sternness on the part of teacher
Answered by anil garg, 24 Mar '10 11:30 pm

 
  
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I remember,once a teacher here at Washington taught us an article about the above mentioned.her name was sailla george cassidy.the boys in my class giggled at that and approached the teacher with bad intension on the pretext of a doubt.they were penalized finally.
Answered by ileana, 13 Oct '09 06:28 pm

 
  
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