Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls Elementary Level

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118041147
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In his best-selling classic Boys and Girls LearnDifferently, Michael Gurian explained the origin and nature ofgender differences in the classroom. His important book exploredthe behavior teachers observed and the challenges they faced withboth boys and girls in their classrooms. Taking the next step,Strategies for Teaching Boys?Elementary Level: A Workbook forEducators and Girls offers teachers a hands-on resource thatdraws on the Gurian Institute's research and training withelementary schools and school districts. The workbook presentspractical strategies, lessons, and activities that have beenfield-tested in real classrooms and developed to harness boys' andgirls' unique strengths. The workbook is designed to help teachers build a solidfoundation of learning and study habits that their students can usein the classroom and at home. It covers the key curricular areasand offers proven techniques to make learning, no matter what thesubject, more engaging for all students. The workbook is an essential resource for all teachers who wantto improve their practice and get the most from allstudents?whatever their gender.

Successful Single Sex Classrooms

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118041161
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This book is an essential resource for educators who are teaching or leading schools with single-gender classes, whether they're in public, private, or Catholic schools. It is a "soup-to-nuts" guide, covering everything from curriculum planning and classroom design to school policies and parent-teacher communication. Whether contemplating this new educational trend, or already working within one of the 12,000 single-gender schools, this practical guide shows educators how they can make the most of a unique educational opportunity. Positioned at the forefront of brain-based learning, Michael Gurian's work translates and distills the latest scientific research into key points which can be immediately integrated into an educator's existing practice. The research underlines the importance of single-sex learning, and supports the creation and implementation of new strategies for accommodating the brain differences of boys and girls - at both the school and classroom level.

Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls Secondary Level

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118041154
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In his best-selling classic Boys and Girls LearnDifferently, Michael Gurian explained the origin and nature ofgender differences in the classroom. His important book exploredthe behavior teachers observed and the challenges they faced withboth boys and girls in their classrooms. Taking the next step,Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls?Secondary level: AWorkbook for Educators offers teachers a hands-on resource thatdraws on the Gurian Institute's research and training withsecondary schools and school districts. The workbook presentspractical strategies, lessons, and activities that have beenfield-tested in real classrooms and developed to harness boys' andgirls' unique strengths. The workbook is designed to help teachers build a solidfoundation of learning and study habits that their students can usein the classroom and at home. It covers the key curricular areasand offers proven techniques to make learning, no matter what thesubject, more engaging for all students. The workbook is an essential resource for all teachers who wantto improve their practice and get the most from allstudents?whatever their gender.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470608250
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A thoroughly revised edition of the classic resource for understanding gender differences in the classroom In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian has revised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a proven method to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts. • Explores the inherent differences between the developmental neuroscience of boys and girls • Reveals how the brain learns • Explains when same sex classrooms are appropriate, and when they’re not This edition includes new information on a wealth of topics including how to design the ultimate classroom for kids in elementary, secondary, middle, and high school.

The Minds of Boys

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118041116
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Michael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis". Here are the facts: Boys today are simply not learning as well as girls Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems 80% of all high school dropouts are boys Millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs Only 40% of college students are boys And three out of four learning disabled students are boys So what can we do? Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating and practical book which shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they ought to. Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys' brains actually work and how they can learn very well if they're properly taught. Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read this book.

The Purpose of Boys

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470401826
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The final and conclusive book in the groundbreaking series on boys and their development In this climax to his series of landmark books about boys, Michael Gurian offers a powerful new program to help us give our sons a core purpose–a program based on building morality, character, career goals, the ability to form intimate relationships, selflessness, personal and community responsibility, and an accelerated process of developmental maturity. Gurian reveals how important purpose is for the success and happiness of boys and explains how a boy's core personality, nature, and genetic predisposition functions to create both strengths and weaknesses in their journey towards maturity. Includes an innovative program for support and interventions according to the unique needs, weaknesses, and strengths of each individual young man. This book is the follow-up to Gurian's bestselling The Minds of Boys Draws on the latest science and field research on how boys develop neurologically Gurian explores the unique issues boys must confront, and shows how their strategy for moral development and success in life is predicated on their nature and genetic predispositions.

Boy Writers

Author: Ralph J. Fletcher
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104259
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Suggests ways to create writing classrooms that are boy friendly and offers techniques to engage boys in the writing process.

Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning

Author: Doug Buehl
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872070026
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Educators across content areas have turned to Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning for almost two decades. This fully updated 4th edition delivers rich, practical, research-based strategies that readers have found invaluable in the context of today’s classrooms. Buehl has written all-new chapters that focus on the instructional shifts taking place as the Common Core State Standards are implemented across the United States. These introductory chapters will help you Understand the research base for comprehension strategies in content classrooms Learn how to tap into students’ background knowledge to enhance comprehension of complex texts and build new knowledge Show learners how to question a text Teach reading and thinking through a disciplinary lens At the heart of this edition are more than 30 classroom strategies, with variations and Strategy Indexes that identify the instructional focus of each strategy, pinpoint the text frames in play as students read and learn, and correlate students’ comprehension processes across the phases of strategy implementation. In addition, each strategy is cross-referenced with the Common Core’s reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language standards.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612106
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, the brain's very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, social, and academic success. A brain that is susceptible to adverse environmental effects is equally susceptible to the positive effects of rich, balanced learning environments and caring relationships that build students' resilience, self-esteem, and character. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Teaching with Poverty in Mind reveals * What poverty is and how it affects students in school; * What drives change both at the macro level (within schools and districts) and at the micro level (inside a student's brain); * Effective strategies from those who have succeeded and ways to replicate those best practices at your own school; and * How to engage the resources necessary to make change happen. Too often, we talk about change while maintaining a culture of excuses. We can do better. Although no magic bullet can offset the grave challenges faced daily by disadvantaged children, this timely resource shines a spotlight on what matters most, providing an inspiring and practical guide for enriching the minds and lives of all your students.

Successful Single Sex Classrooms

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118041161
Format: PDF
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This book is an essential resource for educators who are teaching or leading schools with single-gender classes, whether they're in public, private, or Catholic schools. It is a "soup-to-nuts" guide, covering everything from curriculum planning and classroom design to school policies and parent-teacher communication. Whether contemplating this new educational trend, or already working within one of the 12,000 single-gender schools, this practical guide shows educators how they can make the most of a unique educational opportunity. Positioned at the forefront of brain-based learning, Michael Gurian's work translates and distills the latest scientific research into key points which can be immediately integrated into an educator's existing practice. The research underlines the importance of single-sex learning, and supports the creation and implementation of new strategies for accommodating the brain differences of boys and girls - at both the school and classroom level.