Word to the wise:

If you are a student teacher in a middle-school health class, and the subject is sex education, and the regular teacher assigned you to do a freewheeling Q&A with the students . . . run, do not just walk, for the door.

Heard about a college senior who was student teaching and got that assignment. The regular teacher was absent, so it was all up to her.

She asked the kids to write their questions on a piece of paper, to spare them embarrassment, and pass them up to her, anonymously. Then she would answer them one by one.

The first one was X-rated. But she felt it was honest, so she answered.

The second one was XX-rated, and personal, about her own sex life. Again, because of her lack of teaching experience, she answered.

The third one was XXX-rated . . . and she finally realized the joke was on her. These kids could probably teach HER, and then some.

I don’t blame her. I blame the regular teacher. Hope she never did that again. Hope the parents heard about it and gave that principal what-for. Meanwhile, wonder how many days it took for the blush to go away from the student teacher’s cheeks? We have smart phones and smart thermostats – why not smart sex ed?


Flee from sexual immorality.

Every other sin a person commits

is outside the body,

but the sexually immoral person

sins against his own body.

–1 Corinthians 6:18

By Susan Darst Williams • 6/25/2020 • www.RadiantBeams.org • © 2020