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My Top Tips peer book

Today's Lesson

This lesson is a moment of reflection to review the entire course. You look back at the different lessons and reflect on what was inspiring, comforting, shocking or life-changing. What have you learned?

Then you will compose a book with tips for peers: your personal pocket guide book. You can show this to your friends and age-mates to talk about what you have learned and share your new ideas. You will also get some advice on how to be a good peer educator.


Todays Program

Activity
Time
Highlights of lessons and themes (20 mins)
Warming Up - Person to Person (5 mins)
Choose your Top Tips + Make your Book (35 mins)
Peer educator guidelines and discussion (30 mins)
Conclusion and homework (5 mins)
Tools, Games & Materials

Tips for talking to peers about sexual health

You have acquired some knowledge and learned some skills. Perhaps you can pass on information to those who you think will benefit most from it. If you do so, here are some tips to make sure that nobody is uncomfortable and that your message will be well received!

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Timing
Choose your timing well if you want to talk to someone about sexual
health. Pick a time when people are relaxed and will be able to listen. If you want to talk to peers about their specific behaviour: find time alone with them and do not talk to them when there are other people around.

Tone
You have your own opinions and everyone else has their own opinions. It is important to be respectful to other people and to listen to them. Do not judge other people by their behaviour. Your tone should be confident and open; make suggestions rather than tell other people what to do. In fact, suggestions will be a lot more effective than orders in reaching your peers.

 

Knowledge
You are a peer educator when you know more than your peers. Make sure your knowledge is correct. If you are not sure, go and check first with someone who is an expert before you pass on any information you are not sure of.

 

Privacy
Sometimes, when you talk about sexual health with your peers, you will be told things that are private. You must keep this information private and confidential; this is between you and the person who told you and it is not intended for anyone else.

Role Model
As an adolescent who has completed sexual health education, you are a role model. If your behaviour is different from your words, your message will not be effective. Do practice what you preach!

Tips for making and binding books
Printing the books will depend on the availability of ink cartridges and paper. If you are short of these, you can choose the PowerPoint version and print a small version of each page. If you do have enough resources, use the Word version.

The Book
Basically, the contents of the book consists of all the exercises students have done throughout the course, collected in one file and printed. Students can choose to include a selection of items or to include all items. Each student can make his/her own book and bind it him/herself.

Tip
Students may not have enough time to finish the book in class time. They can finish the book in their own time before the exhibition.

Binding
In fact, bookbinding is an old tradition. There are many ways to get the pages of the books to stick together and to give the book a hard cover to make it long-lasting. It is up to students to be creative in finding ways of sticking the pages together and finding materials that can be used as a cover.

Sticking pages
You can staple the pages together, glue them or fold them and then use elastic bands. Be creative!

Hard covers
A book with a hard cover is more impressive and lasts longer. Look around for materials you could use to give your books a hard cover, for example:

  • an old box: cut out the cardboard to the appropriate size
  • an old plastic container: role out the plastic, cut it to the right shape and size it
  • wood
  • old tins, flattened out

 

Examples of this Lesson

 

 

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Powerpoint

Step 1 : Print your PowerPoint file and cut to the right size.

Step 2 : Paste the pages together with tape to create a long string of pages.

Step 3 : Fold the pages in even parts.

Step 4 : Finish your book by folding all the pages into a flat book. Use your nails or a knife to make the folding lines really sharp.

You can use a paperclip to keep it nicely together. If you have time, you can make a nice envelope to keep it clean.

 


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