The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life

The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life

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The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life by Michael Gurian

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787995287
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/27/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 270,418
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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 A Fine Young Man, The Good Son, The Wonder of Girls, and Boys and Girls Learn Differently! 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 is the training director of the Gurian Institute and has worked in education, child development, and the nonprofit world for more than thirty years in programs as diverse as juvenile and adult corrections, teen pregnancy prevention, cultural competency training, domestic violence prevention, and women's issues.

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The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic, especially for women who have a lot of interactions with boys of any age. (I say women because men already have at least SOME expertise on the minds of boys. Many men will see themselves in this book, and will certainly get a lot out of it as well, as it offers explanations for the experience of being a boy) I am a special ed teacher at a private school for kids with LD/ADHD. About 90% of my students are boys. I am a female who has had no history of any sort of learning problems. Reading this book really opened my eyes to the kinds of troubles that boys face in today's schools, whether or not they have a learning disability or an attention problem. Although this book acknowleges the reality of LD and ADHD, it also points out how so many of our boys fail because of how poorly they 'fit' into the educational system. The book postulates that our schools are failing our boys. Many of the observations and research contained in the book will be immediately recognized by anyone who knows any boys in their life. Many of the teachers and parents at my school participated in a book study of this book. We all came out of it with a desire to change things at our school. We found many changes, some simple and some more involved, that we can make that will help us provide a better education for our boys. Another nice thing about the book is that it contains many useful and practical suggestions. I strongly recommend this book to all teachers and parents of boys!
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Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book (or the summary from ParentsDigest) to anyone who is raising a boy or teaching boys. It is a fairly easy read - plenty of content and information that is helpful for dealing with things like lack of motivation, dislike of school, etc...
Guest More than 1 year ago
children are the nursery of future, culturing and nurturing them to face the challenges of the wired and wireless world is crucial for any country, the best practises should be adopted, the birth of a child is an angel of god but then till death what happens? opportunities to learn, to relearn must be equal train the teachers, is e learning a good option as talented teachers are languishing in another part of globe?