Directions for Collecting and Copying Questions
Collecting Students' Questions
Why collect students’ questions?
- The #1 reason kids say they are afraid to talk with their
parents about sex is that they are afraid parents will think
they are doing something wrong or planning to have sex.
- The number one topic that students search for on the internet
is …SEX. Forty four percent of young people use the
internet to get answers to their sexual questions.
- STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW
- NORMAL to be curious about sex
- NORMAL to be uncomfortable talking
with your parents about sex
- Parents can tell help students learn the truth
- Churches and schools can assist parents by letting them
know the students’ concerns and questions.
How to Collect the Questions – best
response if students know the person collecting the questions
and if this person follows the suggested script including:
- Reason – Let the students know
the questions are needed to help plan a parent workshop
and let the parents learn what students want to know. Parents
and teachers will receive a copy of the list. The nurse
will help their parents answer the questions.
- Students need to be encouraged to ask. They need permission
- Say no names go on the paper, just their grade and if
they are a boy or girl
- Reassure that someone who does not know their handwriting
will type the questions on a list and then destroy the original
handwritten questions.(Kids worry about this.)
- So students will not be embarrassed writing questions,
everyone is asked to write something. If they have no questions,
it can be the words of a song. Do not include these songs,
etc. on the list. Keep count of the number who do not ask
- Ask to write questions on one side of the card and "What
kids/teens your age need to know" on the other. May
feel too uncomfortable to label a question as theirs but
more open to list what "kids/teens your age" need
- Collating and copying – put all questions, even
repeats, on the list. Seeing a question over and over emphasizes
its importance. Cluster questions together and do not correct
spelling or slang terms (often used to shock). This takes
the most time but is the most important. See the example
below and “Counting Questions”.
5th Grade BOYS ASK
When do boys have growth spurts? Why?
When do your hormones start developing?
How old do you have to be when puberty comes?
Want to know how our bodies change.
What are puberty ages?
How does puberty affect boys?
Mary Lee O’Connell, CRNP - 8/04