Health & Wellness
All About Puberty! | Testosterone Edition (Beginners FLEX)
In this four-part FLEX course, I take an age-appropriate, medical approach in teaching learners about hormones, human anatomy, hygiene, and what changes to expect during puberty.
Telisha Tausinga (she/her)
980 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 85 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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From new hair to new smells, puberty can be awkward! And with all these strange changes, it is easy to feel alone. Not only is it important to talk about the physical changes that come with puberty, but connect with others going through similar situations. In this class, I create a virtual safe space for students to learn, ask questions and discuss important topics about their bodies on an individual level. LEARNER REQUIREMENTS: As a beginner's puberty course, there are no learner...
This class is taught in English.
Class Objectives: Students will be able to identify and understand the basic functions of internal and external reproductive anatomy Students will understand the terminology surrounding puberty, opening up opportunities for conversations with parent figures Students will understand how to learn more about puberty topics using appropriate resources
Puberty is an important and crucial topic for young learners to experience with appropriate guidance. I have taught over 5,000 learners on Outschool using my original puberty curriculum and hope to continue this for many years. While obtaining my bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, I took opportunities to learn about the science of puberty, reproductive biology, and human biology through multiple university-level courses. I was also an assistant teacher in a college-level anthropology course for two years, where I taught lectures on topics such as race, gender, identity, sexuality, and cross-cultural interactions. I also worked as a medical scribe and assistant in an OBGYN office, logging over 1,000 clinical hours while working with patients of all ages. I am currently attending medical school, where I have completed in-depth courses on human anatomy, biochemistry, pathophysiology, endocrinology, and reproduction. I will be receiving my MD degree in 2024. I have a passion for reproductive health and seek to be an educational resource for many young people to come. I have both educational and clinical experience with sexual education and human biology. With this class, I will use my science, anthropology, and clinical medicine background to provide timely, useful information for learners beginning puberty.
There will be individual activities such as quiz questions and open-ended questions that learners will be required to respond to as they move throughout the course modules. Learners will also complete "Time to Climb" activities, where they can choose an avatar to represent themselves as they complete quiz questions and try to make it to the top of the mountain! There are also weekly challenges where learners are encouraged to teach and ask parent figures more about puberty topics.
Paper and writing utensils for optional note-taking. Learners may also print out the class slides to annotate while completing the module. Learners will be provided a copy of my original slides, along with question keys and explanations. I encourage learners to take notes on these slides throughout the class and to only use them personally.
Learners are informally assessed by their successful completion of the course module and in their interactions in the Outschool classroom. Certificates of completion are available upon request.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
In this class, we will be taking a medical approach to human anatomy and puberty. Because of the subject, there will be cartoon graphics and discussions on potentially sensitive topics. Please note that I will take a basic, age-appropriate approach and allow time for students to ask questions. Participation is encouraged, but not mandated. If these topics make your student uncomfortable, they need not participate in the discussion. Please note that there will be cartoon graphics illustrating anatomy and puberty changes. Potentially sensitive topics will be covered: - basic reproductive anatomy, such as learning to identify a penis, testicles, scrotum, and prostate - physical changes to the body during puberty, such as pubic and facial hair growth, ejaculation, erections, and wet dreams - appropriate hygiene practices, such as body and facial care, deodorant, and shaving This class is meant to create a virtual safe space where students can have a productive, informative conversation about how they will be or are currently affected by puberty. I will also be providing resources for appropriate further puberty education for parents and students alike.
At the conclusion of the course, a list of resources for future puberty education will be provided.
Telisha Tausinga (she/her)
All About Puberty! Online Education Series
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
980 total reviews
414 completed classes
Hello, my name is Telisha! I am a student doctor who loves sharing memorable, inclusive puberty education with learners around the world. My goal is to provide fun, approachable lessons that will help learners feel prepared for growing up and all...