Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls - Secondary Level: A Workbook for Educators

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In his best-selling classic Boys and Girls Learn Differently, Michael Gurian explained the origin and nature of gender differences in the classroom. His important book explored the behavior teachers observed and the challenges they faced with both boys and girls in their classrooms. Taking the next step, Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls?Secondary level: A Workbook for Educators offers teachers a hands-on resource that draws on the Gurian Institute's research and training with secondary schools and school districts. The workbook presents practical strategies, lessons, and activities that have been field-tested in real classrooms and developed to harness boys' and girls' unique strengths.

The workbook is designed to help teachers build a solid foundation of learning and study habits that their students can use in the classroom and at home. It covers the key curricular areas and offers proven techniques to make learning, no matter what the subject, more engaging for all students.

The workbook is an essential resource for all teachers who want to improve their practice and get the most from all students?whatever their gender.

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Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls

SECONDARY LEVEL

In his best-selling classic Boys and Girls Learn Differently, Michael Gurian explained the origin and nature of gender differences in the classroom.?His important book explored the behavior teachers observed and the challenges they faced with both boys and girls in their classrooms.?Taking the next step, Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls offers teachers a hands-on resource that draws on the Gurian Institute's research and training with secondary schools and school districts. The workbook presents practical strategies, lessons, and activities that have been field-tested in real classrooms and developed to harness boys' and girls' unique strengths.

The workbook is designed to help teachers build a solid foundation of learning and study habits that their students can use in the classroom and at home. It covers the key curricular areas and offers proven techniques to make learning, no matter what the subject, more engaging for all students.

The workbook is an essential resource for all teachers who want to improve their practice and get the most from all students—whatever their gender.

PRAISE FOR STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING BOYS AND GIRLS—SECONDARY LEVEL

"The natural question when teachers become aware of the brain research on gender differences is: 'What can I do in my classroom?' This book provides the answers."
—KAREN BOYK, certified Gurian Trainer and classroom teacher

"[A] wealth of practical ideas on how to change classrooms from places where mostly girls 'sit and git' to places where both boys and girls 'engage and range' in authentic education."
—JUDITH KLEINFELD, director, Boys Project, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

"The Gurian Institute provides us with powerful research put in practical form that will do amazing things in our classrooms and in our students' lives."
—RENEE PARKER, assistant principal (9th and 10th grades), Hope High School, Hope, Arkansas

About the Author:

THE AUTHORS

MICHAEL GURIAN is the New York Times best-selling author of The Wonder of Boys and nineteen other books, including Boys and Girls Learn Differently!, A Fine Young Man, The Good Son, The Wonder of Girls, and The Minds of Boys. He is a pioneer in the fields of family development and education and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, and in The New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, and elsewhere.

KATHY STEVENS, coauthor of The Minds of Boys, is the training director of the Gurian Institute and has worked in education, child development, and the nonprofit sector for more than thirty years in programs as diverse as juvenile and adult corrections, cultural competency training, domestic violence prevention, and women's issues.

KELLEY KING is director of the Gurian Institute Education Division. She has been a teacher and school principal for more than twenty years.

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