Teaching the Male Brain: How Boys Think, Feel, and Learn in School / Edition 1

Teaching the Male Brain: How Boys Think, Feel, and Learn in School / Edition 1

by Abigail Norfleet James
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412936632

ISBN-13: 9781412936637

Pub. Date: 03/22/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Differentiate your teaching style to address learning differences between girls and boys in the classroom!

The author provides qualitative and quantitative research to show why boys learn differently and demonstrates how you can differentiate teaching strategies to help boys succeed. This easy-to-use handbook shows you how to:

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    Overview

    Differentiate your teaching style to address learning differences between girls and boys in the classroom!

    The author provides qualitative and quantitative research to show why boys learn differently and demonstrates how you can differentiate teaching strategies to help boys succeed. This easy-to-use handbook shows you how to:

    • Recognize sociological and neurobiological foundations of cognitive gender differences
    • Look critically at curricula and teaching practices, evaluate how well they work with boys, and uncover areas where changes can be made
    • Develop educational approaches, based on research and classroom practice, that are responsive to the learning differences of both boys and girls

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781412936637
    Publisher:
    SAGE Publications
    Publication date:
    03/22/2007
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    304
    Sales rank:
    1,381,142
    Product dimensions:
    7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.64(d)
    Age Range:
    18 Years

    Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    About the Author
    Introduction
    Substantiating Research
    How the Book Is Structured
    Learning Objectives
    Part I: Sex and Gender Differences in the Classroom
    1. Brain Basics
    Are Brains Gendered?
    Anatomy of the Brain
    Sex Differences in Brain Function
    Cognitive Skills
    2. Sensory Differences
    Vision
    Hearing
    Touch
    Learning Modalities
    Sensory Systems and Learning
    3. Physical Differences
    Activity Levels
    Gross Motor Development v. Fine Motor Development
    Targeting
    Handedness and Dexterity
    Growth Patterns
    Physical Differences and Learning
    4. Cognitive Differences
    Verbal and Language Skills
    Practice the Skills Necessary for the SAT and Other Standardized Tests
    Spatial Abilities
    Learning Modalities
    Strategy Development
    Cognitive Differences and Learning
    Part II: Societal and Biological Influences
    5. ADHD and Learning Disabilities
    Attention – ADHD
    Medication
    The “At-Risk” Student
    Attentional and Learning Problems
    6. Social and Emotional Differences
    The Brain and Emotions
    Emotional Vocabulary
    Aggression and Bullying
    Competition and Cooperation
    Puberty
    Alcohol and Drugs
    Social Influence on School
    School and Masculinity
    Learning Applications
    Emotions and Learning
    7. Students With Other Risks
    Teachers
    Culture
    Adults
    Boys With Cultural, Linguistic, or Socioeconomic Differences and School
    Part III: Strategies and Resources for Teaching the Male Brain
    8. Classroom Management Strategies
    Home Influence
    Discipline
    Technology
    Classroom Management and Learning
    9. Content-Specific Suggestions
    English/Language Arts
    Mathematics
    History/Social Studies
    Science
    Foreign Languages
    Fine Arts, Music, and Drama
    Computer Skills
    Individual Disciplines and Learning
    10. Effective Teaching
    Differentiated Instruction
    Multiple Intelligences
    Learning Modalities
    Unit Design
    Empowering Boys as Learners
    Test-Taking Strategies
    Final Words
    11. Resources and Other Helps
    Books of Interest
    Rubrics
    Learning style Assessments
    Resources
    References
    Index

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